Traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is a relatively uncommon traumatic cervical spine injury characterized by disruption and instability of the atlanto-occipital joint. At many centers, management of pediatric AOD includes occipitocervical arthrodesis, but whether external immobilization without surgery is a viable treatment option for some pediatric patients is unknown. To answer this question, we analyzed our outcomes of pediatric AOD at the Hospital for Sick Children.