Traumatic cranioYcervical junction (CCJ) injuries are very common in clinical practice, and represent about half of all traumatic cervical events (Brolin and von Holst, 2002). HighYspeed traumas such as motor vehicle accidents are the most frequent causes, and this is immediately followed by falls, diving accidents, and gunshot wounds.The CCJ area of the spine can be considered unique due to its anatomical and biomechanical properties, which maNe a constellation of different patterns of injuries possible. Several fractures and/or dislocations are routinely observed and treated in clinical practice, but some injuries are considered rare with few cases reported in the literature (Debernardi, 2014a).
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
4 Jan 2019
Clinical Anatomy of the Ligaments of the Craniocervical Junction