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

Caird, Michelle S.; Hensinger, Robert N.; vander Have, Kelly L.; Gelbke, Martin K.; Farley, Frances A.
November 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 11, p2713
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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