Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 163--166

Traumatic atlantoaxial rotatory fixation associated with C2 articular facet fracture in adult patient: Case report


Mehdi Bellil, Khaled Hadhri, Maamoun Sridi, Mondher Kooli 
 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Charles Nicolle's Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

Correspondence Address:
Khaled Hadhri
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Charles Nicolle«SQ»s Hospital, Boulevard 9 Avril, 1006, Tunis
Tunisia

Traumatic atlantoaxial rotatory fixation is a very rare injury in adults which is often misdiagnosed initially. Its combination with C2 fractures is predominated by dens lesions. Therapeutic management is challenging because of the difficulty to achieve optimal reduction and permanent stability. We report a rare case of traumatic atlantoaxial rotatory fixation in a 56-year-old women associated with C2 articular facet fracture successfully treated by conservative means after patient-awake manual reduction with optimal functional and radiographic outcome.


How to cite this article:
Bellil M, Hadhri K, Sridi M, Kooli M. Traumatic atlantoaxial rotatory fixation associated with C2 articular facet fracture in adult patient: Case report.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2014;5:163-166


How to cite this URL:
Bellil M, Hadhri K, Sridi M, Kooli M. Traumatic atlantoaxial rotatory fixation associated with C2 articular facet fracture in adult patient: Case report. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 17 ];5:163-166
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