Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2019; 16(01): 27-32
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1700621
Review Article
Neurotrauma Society of India

Cervicothoracic Junction Fractures Management: An Overview of Literature

Chinmaya Dash
1  Department of Neurosurgery (T&E), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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Publication History

received 26 September 2019

accepted 28 September 2019

Publication Date:
23 October 2019 (online)

Abstract

The cervicothoracic junction (CTJ) is a unique area of spine and is the junction between the mobile lordotic cervical spine and the rigid kyphotic thoracic spine. It extends from C6 through T4. The fractures of the CTJ are uncommon and not well known. The article focuses on biomechanics of cervicothoracic region, management strategies of fractures of cervicothoracic region, and reviews pertinent literature.