Can Whiplash Affect the Transverse Ligament?

Transverse Ligament

Transverse Ligament

Most of the studies done on ligaments after a whiplash injury revolve around the alar ligaments.  Recent studies suggest that the transverse ligament may also be affected.

Ulbrich et al came up with the following results:

  • STIR and VIBE imaging showed significant alterations of the transverse ligament
  • Male whiplash patients had thicker transverse ligaments than healthy participants
  • Significant signal alterations of the transverse ligament was observed on both un-enhanced STIR and VIBE imaging

More studies need to be completed to determine the exact mechanism of change in the associated ligaments.  Hopefully further research will help physicians better understand the mechanism of injury and find even better ways to help the whiplash patient.

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