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Congenital laxity of the transverse atlantal ligament producing atlanto-axial subluxation: a case report

An anterior atlanto-dental interspace (ADI) of greater than 3mm in an adult indicates atlanto-axial subluxation (AAS) and instability. A number of pathological processes are known to cause AAS. Trauma, specifically injuries with a component of hyperflexion, may produce sprain or avulsion of the transverse atlantal ligament (TAL). More often, however, the odontoid process will fracture

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Congenital dislocation of the hip: a case report

Congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) is usually diagnosed in the newborn, however, a small number of cases develop later on between six to twelve months of age. Infants should have their hips assessed periodically throughout the first year of life in order to avoid the complications of late onset CDH. Early management of CDH

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Giant-cell tumour in the cervical spine: a case report

A forty-six-year-old man presented with a two-month history of increasing neck pain of insidious onset. He received treatment from his family doctor and chiropractor consisting of analgesics and manipulation respectively, both of which did not offer relief. The patient presented to University Hospital where plain radiographs and CT showed a pathological fracture of the C4

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Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: a case report

Ossification of the posterior lingitudinal ligament (OPLL) has recently been recognized as a clinical entity. It is a rare condition, having a higher incidence in the Japanese population. It is characterized by hyperplasia of cartilage cells with eventual endochondral ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. The radiographic signs are characteristic and consist of a linear

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Pyogenic vertrebral osteomyelitis: a case report

A seventy-four year old man presented with a one-year history of low back pain and a long history of osteoarthrosis of both hips. Four months prior to presentation, he developed septicemia following a biopsy for suspected prostatic carcinoma. He seemed to have recovered well from the septicemia, but radiographs of the lumbar spine strongly suggested

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