volume 29, issue 4, P513-519 2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1019421
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Abstract: Worsening pain, progression of myelopathy, some movement on dynamic X-rays, a malunion ruled out on CT scan, and the presence of locked facets make direct posterior reduction feasible in patients with IrTAAD. The difficulty increases in remote fractures due to fibrosis around the dislocated joints. The role of the CT angiogram, in defining the relationship of Vertebral artery (VA) to the dislocated facets, and in determining the extent of VA injury, is vital. Preoperative detection of VA injury reduces the cha…

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