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Atlanto-axial dislocation: Reduction by skeletal traction:Report of a case

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The American Journal of Surgery
0002-9610
Publisher
Elsevier
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Volume
52
Issue
1
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DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9610(41)90487-7

Abstract

Abstract 1. 1. The anatomy of the atlanto-axial articulation is briefly reviewed. 2. 2. A case of unilateral anterior atlanto-axial dislocation (without fracture) successfully reduced by skeletal traction is reported. 3. 3. Reduction of all types of fractures dislocation of the cervical spine by skeletal traction is advocated.

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