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標題: Treatment of Atlantoaxial Rotatory Fixation With Botulinum Toxin Muscle Block and Manipulation
作者: 陳全木
Lin, C.H.
Chen, C.J.
Chen, C.M.
Liao, S.L.
Raung, S.L.
Tsai, S.W.
關鍵字: atlantoaxial rotatory fixation;botulinum toxin;manipulation;upper cervical-spine;children;subluxation;management;fusion
Project: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association
期刊/報告no:: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, Volume 73, Issue 4, Page(s) 222-224.
Slippage after reduction of atlantoaxial rotatory fixation (AARF) is usually treated with repeated cervical traction and brace immobilization. To date, no data have been published on the management of muscle spasm during treatment. Here, we describe the case of a 7-year-old girl with AARF for 1 month who visited our hospital for treatment. During physical examination, spasm of the sternocleidomastoid muscle was noted. The patient was treated with manipulative reduction, and slippage after reduction was managed with botulinum spasticity block of the sternocleidomastoid and splenius capitis muscles, and repeated manipulation. Cervical orthosis immobilization with a rehabilitation program of isometric contract-relax exercise for the neck was conducted for 3 months. The subject had full recovery from AARF at 1-year follow-up. This report demonstrates that, in selected cases of slippage after reduction from AARF, conservative management with manipulation under anesthesia is a good method, and the muscle components may play a crucial role in AARF. [J Chin Med Assoc 2010;73(4):222-224]
ISSN: 1726-4901
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