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Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease: A report of a case

The nature of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease is reviewed and illustrated with a case report. CPPD is one of several calcium-containing crystals to be found in various pathological tissues which are associated with abnormal cellular localizations of proteoglycan. Clinically and radiologically it is an age-related disorder which resembles osteoarthritis and is sometimes

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Congenital dislocation of the hip and adult low back pain: a report of three cases

Congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) in an adult can accompany or cause mechanical low-back pain. This in turn, can create confusion in making the proper diagnosis. The mechanical alterations caused by CDH create an added strain to the lumbosacral spine. Manipulative treatment for back pain in these patients must not subject the dislocated hips

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Atlanto-axial instability in psoriatic arthritis: a case report

Psoriatic arthritis involving the spine is uncommon. However, when it does, atlanto-axial instability may occur. Clinical and radiographic aspects of psoriatic arthritis are reviewed and illustrated with a case report. (JCCA 1988; 32(2):85-87) Key Words: atlanto-axial instability, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, chiropractic, manipulation L’arthrite psoriatique envahit rarement l’épine dorsale. Cependant, lorsque le cas se présente, une

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Atlanto-axial subluxation: a case report

One of the causes of death in rheumatoid patients is cord compression following atlanto-axial subluxation. Dislocations in the cervical spine are common with patients who have rheumatoid arthritis. Anterior subluxation occurs in up to 35%, followed by vertical subluxation in 22.2%, lateral subluxation in 20.6% and rarely posterior subluxation. A case report is presented to

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