Seventeen cases of bilateral dislocation of the cervical vertebrae, and thirteen cases of unilateral dislocation, which I have treated with excellent results by the reduction manipulation of Walton, are here reported. These thirty cases have occurred in private practice in nine years, so that the conditions cannot be called rare. These are instances of dislocation only, without fracture. The manipulation as I do it is described here, and a summary is given of practical points in diagnosis and treatment based on these cases and done without reference to the experience of others, which may, or may not, be similar.
THE METHOD OF REDUCTION
Walton's method aims to replace the articular facets that have slid apart. To dislocate, the facet of a cervical vertebra slides upward on the facet of the vertebra next below, and catches on the top of the lower facet or slips over into the intervertebral notch in
LANGWORTHY M. DISLOCATIONS OF THE CERVICAL VERTEBRAEREPORT OF THIRTY CASES. JAMA. 1930;94(2):86–89. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710280014005