TITLE

Isolated Alar Ligament Disruption in Children and Adolescents as a Cause of Persistent Torticollis and Neck Pain After Injury: A Report of Three Cases

AUTHOR(S)
Caird, Michelle S.; Hensinger, Robert N.; vander Have, Kelly L.; Gelbke, Martin K.; Farley, Frances A.
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 11, p2713
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents three case studies of three patients with isolated alar ligament disruptions. According to the radiographic studies, isolated alar ligament disruptions are cased by persistent torticollis and neck pain after an injury. It is stated in the evaluation of affected upper cervical spine, magnetic resonance imaging is extremely useful.
ACCESSION #
45351671

 

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