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Differentiating giant cell tumor of bone from patellofemoral syndrome: a case study

March 14, 2016

Balancing the assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions with a high level of suspicion for nonmechanical origins can be a challenge for the clinician examining a sports injury. Without timely diagnosis, nonmechanical complaints could result in surgery or loss of limb. This case describes the discovery of a Giant Cell Tumor of Bone (GCTB) following the re-evaluation of an athlete who had undergone five

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A case report of a congenital cleft of the anterior atlas arch: a rare variant of the atlas mimicking fracture

July 08, 2014

Congenital anterior midline clefts of the atlas are rare developmental anomalies with only a few reported cases in the literature. This normal variant of the atlas results when the anterior arch fails to fuse during the ossification process. Series of cadaveric dissections have demonstrated anterior midline atlas clefts in 0.1 -0.2% of the general population.

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