Traumatic rotary posterior dislocation of the atlas on the axis without fracture. Report of a case and review of literature.

@article{Amirjamshidi2009TraumaticRP,
  title={Traumatic rotary posterior dislocation of the atlas on the axis without fracture. Report of a case and review of literature.},
  author={Abbass Amirjamshidi and Kazem Abbassioun and Mohammed Khazenifar and Akbar Esmailijah},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={92-7; discussion 98}
}
BACKGROUND Traumatic rotary posterior dislocation of C1 on C2 without fracture (TRPDAAWF) is a very rare complication in severe accidents, and its pathophysiology is still under debate. CASE DESCRIPTION Although 6 similar cases have been reported previously, we report the lessons learned during handling of the patient. A young man who is a victim of severe car crash injury, with neglected displacement of the intact odontoid process to the front of the anterior arch of C1, is reported. Some… CONTINUE READING

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