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 NI FEATURE: CENTS (CONCEPTS, ERGONOMICS, NUANCES, THERBLIGS, SHORTCOMINGS) - COMMENTARY
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 275--278

Artificial atlanto-axial joints: On the “move”


Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

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Pravin Salunke
Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.177629

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The current management of atlantoaxial dislocation emphasizes on C1-2 reduction and fusion. The fusion of C1-2, however, hampers the neck movements significantly. The author has designed and developed artificial C1-2 joints that can mimic the natural joints to some extent. The concept and nuances of the design has been described. The joints have been fixed in dry cadaveric bones to demonstrate the possible movements.






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