Traumatic posterior atlantoaxial dislocation without related fractures of C1-C2

@inproceedings{Kambali2013TraumaticPA,
  title={Traumatic posterior atlantoaxial dislocation without related fractures of C1-C2},
  author={Maruti Kambali and H. M. Vijay Anand and H. Priyamargavi and Ram Bhupal Varma},
  booktitle={Indian journal of orthopaedics},
  year={2013}
}
Posterior dislocation without any associated fracture of odontoid is exceedingly rare and only 11 cases have been reported so far. A 32 year old male presented with pain, stiffness in neck, difficulty in breathing, associated lacerations on face and deformity of mandible and inability to open mouth. His plain radiographs, CT scan, MRI demonstrated a posterior dislocation of the atlas with respect of axis and a flake of bone from odontoid process on CT scan. He was successfully managed by closed… CONTINUE READING