oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Back injuries: Fused cervical vertebrae - hazard in rugby and other contact sports

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Conditions which decrease the flexibility and normal range of movement of the cervical spine predispose towards spinal and spinal cord trauma. An example is congenital fusion synostosis of two or more vertebrae which has an incidence of 0,4 % to 0,7 % in the normal population.

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