Posttraumatic painful torticollis.

  title={Posttraumatic painful torticollis.},
  author={Daniel S S{\'a} and Angela Mailis-Gagnon and Keith Christopher Nicholson and Anthony E Lang},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={18 12},
The development of abnormal posturing of the neck or shoulder after local injury has been termed posttraumatic cervical dystonia (PTCD). Certain features seem to distinguish a unique subgroup of patients with this disorder from those with features more akin to typical idiopathic cervical dystonia, such as onset and maximum disability that occurs very quickly after injury, severe pain and a fixed abnormal posture. In an attempt to clarify the nature of this syndrome further, we evaluated 16 such… CONTINUE READING