C1-2 fixation: Transarticular screws

Sohail Bajammal, John Hurlbert

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This 35-year-old lady sustained a whiplash-type injury in a motor vehicle accident 1 month prior to assessment. Since then she has been complaining of neck pain. Physical examination revealed painful limitation of neck movement and a normal neurological examination. Flexion and extension lateral X-rays and MRI of the cervical spine confirmed the diagnosis of long-standing atlantoaxial instability (Fig. 9.1a-c). Options of treatment were discussed with the patient who agreed to undergo internal fixation and arthrodesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpine Trauma
Subtitle of host publicationSurgical Techniques
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783642036934
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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