World Neurosurg 2020 10 14;142:460-464. Epub 2020 Jul 14.
Institute of Neurosurgery, Fondazione Policlinico "A. Gemelli," Catholic University, Largo F. Vito, Rome, Italy; Craniovertebral Junction Operative Unit and Master CVJ Surgical Approach Research Center, Fondazione Policlinico "A. Gemelli," Catholic University, Largo F. Vito, Rome, Italy.
Background: Perched facet joint syndrome is a common post-traumatic condition encountered at the level of subaxial cervical spine in acute settings but more rarely found in a chronic manner. We define this dislocation as old subaxial cervical facet dislocation (OSCFD) when adequate treatment is not established within 3 weeks after initial trauma. It is a clinical entity, moreover, associated with significant impact on neurologic functions such as nerve root or spine compression. Read More