Cervical spine instability in rheumatoid arthritis

  • C.J. Read
  • U. Mennen

Abstract

Atlanto-axial instability in the rheumatoid patient is discussed. Special reference is made to the importance of diagnosing this potentially lethal condition by means of routine flex ion and extension radiographs of the cervical spine. Treatment by means of occipito-C1-C2 posterolateral fusion is recommended.

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135