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Atlantoaxial Rotary Fixation

key information

source: FP Notebook

year: 2017

authors: Scott Moses


-Primarily occurs in children with risk factors (see below)
-May also occur in adults

-Minor Trauma or inflammation from mild Upper Respiratory Infection results in Cervical Ligamentous Instability
-Atlantoaxial joint becomes unstable, allowing for subluxation C1 on C2

Risk Factors
-Atlantoaxial Instability
-Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
-Down Syndrome
-Marfan Syndrome

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