Modified brooks posterior wiring technique for three-point C1-C2 arthrodesis

G. G. Vecil, C. F.G. Chan, R. J. Hurlbert

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Background: The optimal surgical treatment of atlanto-axial instability remains controversial despite the variety of modifications and supplemental techniques currently available. Methods: We describe a modification of the Brooks posterior wiring technique supplemented with transarticular screws for C1-C2 instability. Results: This method has been implemented in 30 patients in our institution with no radiological failures. Conclusions: The modification provides several technical advantages and potentially stronger fixation compared to methods currently in use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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