Biomechanical analysis of odontoid and transverse atlantal ligament in humans with ponticulus posticus variation under different loading conditions: Finite element study.

Güvercin Y., Yaylacı M., Dizdar A., Kanat A., Uzun Yaylacı E., Ay S., ...More

Injury, vol.53, pp.3879-3886, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.injury.2022.10.003
  • Journal Name: Injury
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, Aerospace Database, CINAHL, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Metadex, SportDiscus, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.3879-3886
  • Keywords: Biomechanics Finite element method, Ponticulus posticus, Transverse ligament, UPPER CERVICAL-SPINE, FRACTURES, MODEL, DISPLACEMENT, DISLOCATION, MANAGEMENT, FIXATION, MRI
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Ponticulus posticus (PP) is a variation of the bone bridge that appears in the first cervical vertebra and through which the vertebral artery passes. Odontoid fractures are common spinal bone fractures in older people. This study aims to investigate the effect of neck movements on the odontoid and transverse atlantal ligament (TAL) of people with PP variation from a biomechanical view.