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What does UCS stand for?

UCS stands for Upper Cervical Spine

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Protrusion and retraction are two extreme head postures in which movements primarily take place in the upper cervical spine with protrusion tending to occur predominantly as an extension movement at the segmental levels of C0-C1 and C1-C2 (Ordway et al 1999).
SAN DIEGO -- High-resolution MRI is a useful tool for assessing ligaments and membranes in the upper cervical spine and classifying structural abnormalities in grades of severity, results from a controlled study of 92 whiplash injury patients have shown.
The following case study illustrates the clinical presentation, surgical interventions, and neuroscience nursing considerations fore patient undergoing a posterior stabilization as well as a midline mandibulotomy-glossotomy approach for an upper cervical spine chordoma resection.
The upper cervical spine is especially critical to overall mobility, as approximately one-half of the flexion/extension arc is achieved by the atlanto-occipital articulation, and approximately 50% of neck rotation occurs between the atlas and axis.