Vertebral dislocation

Vertebral dislocation means the loss of the alignment of the spine and involves the rupture of ligaments or bones that allow the normal movement.

For this reason, in most cases, spinal arthrodesis using surgery is indicated.

Patient, 16 years of age, after an injury playing soccer, presents a cervical dislocation between the second and third vertebrae. The first image is a simple lateral radiograph that shows no anomaly. The second image is an x-ray of the spinal cord in flexion where the arrow shows the level of the dislocation. The third image show a titanium plate with two holes and screws setting the second and third cervical vertebrae where the broken central part of the intervertebral disc has been removed, substituting it with a hydroxyapatite graft.


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