upper cervical spine injury

upper cervical spine injury

Orthopedics Any osteoarticular injury affecting the upper cervical spine. See Atlanto-axial displacement, C1 fracture, C2 fracture, Hangman's fracture, Jefferson fracture, Odontoid fracture, Os odontoideum.
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