A simple occipitocervical osteosynthesis technique using cervical CCD (compact Cotrel-Dubousset) material is described in a clinical case. The originality of this technique consists in the occipital fastening used, involving the simultaneous insertion of two hooks into a single burr-hole. This greatly facilitated the positioning of the osteosynthesis rods, reduced surgical time, and provided immediate stability. These criteria are of considerable importance since this difficult surgical procedure is often performed in patients in a frail condition.
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Received: 2 August 1996 Accepted: 16 September 1996
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Faure, A., Bord, E., Monteiro da Silva, R. et al. Occipitocervical fixation with a single occipital clamp using inverted hooks. E Spine J 7, 80–83 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/s005860050034
- Key words Occipital cervical
- Occipital cervical fixation
- Pathologic dens fracture
- Fracture fixation