Unilateral Alar Ligament Injury: Diagnostic, Clinical, and Biomechanical Features

Unal T. C., Dolas İ., Unal O. F.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.132, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 132
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.07.198
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Alar ligament injury, Biomechanics, Cervical trauma, Craniovertebral junction, Flexioneextension CT, Post-traumatic neck pain, WHIPLASH-ASSOCIATED DISORDERS, UPPER CERVICAL-SPINE, RUPTURE, MRI, SUBLUXATION, DISLOCATION, INTERVAL, CHILDREN, ANATOMY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Isolated unilateral alar ligament injury (ALI) is a very rarely diagnosed condition, with only 9 cases reported in the literature. The purpose of this study is to determine clinical, diagnostic, and biomechanical features of unilateral ALI.