Fracture and contralateral dislocation of the twin facet joints of the lower cervical spine

@article{Ngo2011FractureAC,
  title={Fracture and contralateral dislocation of the twin facet joints of the lower cervical spine},
  author={Ly Ngo and Toshimi Aizawa and Takeshi Hoshikawa and Yasuhisa Tanaka and Tetsuro Sato and Yushin Ishii and Shoichi Kokubun},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={282-288}
}
PurposeThe combination of a facet fracture and a contralateral facet dislocation at the same intervertebral level of the cervical spine (a fracture and contralateral dislocation of the twin facet joints) has not been described in detail. The aims of this study are to report a series of 11 patients with this injury, to clarify the clinical features and to discuss its pathomechanism.MethodsAmong 251 patients with lower cervical spine fractures and/or dislocations surgically treated, 11 (9 males… CONTINUE READING

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