Unusual sciatica: Traumatic rupture of the ligamentum flavum

Palmer, J.D., Clarke, N.M.P., Pickard, J.D. and Weller, R.W. (1991) Unusual sciatica: Traumatic rupture of the ligamentum flavum. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 5, (5), 523-524. (PMID:1764235).


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We describe a case of acute traumatic rupture of the ligamentum flavum. A condition occurring where there had been histological evidence of previous ligamentous damage. The symptoms were extreme and the surgical treatment highly effective.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0268-8697 (print)
1360-046X (electronic)
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Keywords: ligamentum javum, trauma, back pain
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 190223
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Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 12:43
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:41
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/190223

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