The surgical management of atlanto-axial subluxation in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Khalid M. I. Salem, Ajay Radhakrishnan, Eyal Behrbalk, B. M. Boszczyk
June 2016, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 2108 - 2114 Grand Rounds Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-014-3648-5
First Online: 27 November 2014
[MediaObject not available: see fulltext.] Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic condition affecting patients <16 years of age and can be associated with substantial morbidity. Atlanto-axial subluxation (AAS) is a known complication of JIA and can result in pain, reduced neck motion and neurological compromise. In this paper, we present the case of a 10-year old suffering with JIA and significant AAS; we discuss the management options and present the approach and outcome of treatment for this case.
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