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Hidden discoligamentous instability in cervical spine injuries: can quantitative motion analysis improve detection?
Mayer, M; Zenner, J; Auffarth, A; Blocher, M; Figl, M; Resch, H; Koller, H;
Eur Spine J. 2013; 22(10):2219-2227
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Auffarth, MSc Alexander
Hübner Martina
Koller Heiko
Mayer Michael
Resch Herbert


Recent literature shows that occult discoligamentous injuries still remain difficult to diagnose in the first instance. Thresholds as indicators for discoligamentous segmental instability were previously defined. But, since supine radiodiagnostic is prone to spontaneous reduction of a displaced injury, and even some highly unstable injuries reveal only slight radiographic displacement, these criteria might mislead in the traumatized patient. A highly accurate radiographic instrument to assess segmental motion is the computer-assisted quantitative motion analysis (QMA). The aim was to evaluate the applicability of the QMA in the setting of a traumatized patient.

Useful keywords (using NLM MeSH Indexing)



Cervical Vertebrae/diagnostic imaging*

Cervical Vertebrae/injuries


Follow-Up Studies


Intervertebral Disc/diagnostic imaging*

Intervertebral Disc/injuries

Joint Instability/diagnostic imaging*

Ligaments, Articular/diagnostic imaging*

Ligaments, Articular/injuries

Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Middle Aged


Neck Injuries/diagnostic imaging

Range of Motion, Articular

Retrospective Studies

Sensitivity and Specificity

Spinal Injuries/diagnostic imaging*

Spondylolisthesis/diagnostic imaging

Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods*

Tomography, X-Ray Computed/standards

Young Adult

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