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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 408--415

Atlantoaxial fixation: Overview of all techniques


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University, Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA
2 Atlanta Brain and Spine Care, Atlanta, GA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Praveen V Mummaneni
Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery, Emory University Spine Center, 59 Executive Park South, Suite 3000, Atlanta,GA - 30329
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.22606

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Over the past century, steady advances have been made in fixating an unstable atlantoaxial complex. Current options for fixation of the atlantoaxial complex include posterior clamps, posterior wiring techniques, C1-C2 transarticular screw fixation, posterior C1 lateral mass screw with C2 pars or pedicle screw fixation, and anterior transoral C1 lateral mass to C2 vertebral body fixation.






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