Upper Cervical Spine Stability: Maximum Rotation and the Rotation Stress Test in Clinics

  • Ana I Lorente Instituto de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón (I3A)
  • Mario Maza Frechín Instituto de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón (I3A)
  • Albert Pérez Bellmunt Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
  • César Hidalgo García Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Zaragoza

Resumen

The rotation stress test is used to evaluate stability of the craniocervical junction by assuming that it gives the maximum rotation. However, a more complex manipulation might show a higher rotation: the rotation with extension and contralateral bending. This was tested in vitro with ten upper cervical spine specimens.

Publicado
2019-05-20