Occipitocervical junction injuries down to C2C3

Jefferson fracture: The Jefferson fracture is a typical compression fracture due to axial loading (for example, a head-first dive into shallow waters). The anterior and posterior arch of C1 is split (Fig. 14.14a), which causes a

I Fractures of the Upper Cervical Spine

Jefferson fracture

Jefferson fracture

Anderson

I fracture

Anderson

II fracture

Anderson

III fracture

Hangman's fracture

Fig. 14.13 Illustrated are the most important fractures of the upper cervical spine.

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