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Eur J Pediatr. 2010 Oct;169(10):1279-81. doi: 10.1007/s00431-010-1191-x. Epub 2010 Apr 20.

A child with a abnormal neck posture after doing a head-over-heels.

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Department of Orthopedics, Maxima Medical Centre, The Netherlands.


Torticollis in children is a frequently encountered problem. Whereas non-traumatic torticollis usually allows a non-urgent work-up, traumatic torticollis-even in the absence of neurologic abnormalities-needs prompt analysis for structural damage of the spinal column and myelum. Even a trauma as mild as a head-over-heels may result in atlanto-axial subluxation as demonstrated by this patient as described in this case report. In all children with post-traumatic torticollis, further analysis is needed. Atlanto-axial subluxation without neurological or radiological abnormalities can be treated conservatively with a soft collar and analgesics.

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