Stabilization Techniques: Upper Cervical Spine
Atlanto-axial fusions may be indicated in certain cases of acute or chronic atlanto-axial instability. There are a number of approaches and surgical techniques to stabilize the C1 – 2 segment. Anterior transoral techniques carry well-known risks, particularly infection. Both the lateral and the combined anterior/posterior techniques require two surgical approaches. For most lesions in the upper cervical spine, we prefer the posterior surgical approach.
KeywordsCervical Spine Screw Fixation Spinous Process Posterior Arch Stabilization Technique
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