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PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Transarticular C1-2 fixation is a surgical alternative in treatment of atlantoaxial instability. Although the method provides very good immediate and long-term stability, it still involves several disadvantages. The group of patients as reported from various institutions are usually very small and hardly comparable. In order to(More)
Anterior cervical plate fixation is an approved surgical technique for cervical spine stabilization in the presence of anterior cervical instability. Rigid plate design with screws rigidly locked to the plate is widely used and is thought to provide a better fixation for the treated spinal segment than a dynamic design in which the screws may slide when the(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Direct osteosynthesis is a method of choice for the treatment of odontoid process fractures. It is based on insertion, from the anterior approach, of one or two screws from the C2 body into the apex of the odontoid across the fracture line. The tensile action of screws results in compression of fragments and stabilization of the(More)
The authors give an account of their experience with the diagnosis and treatment of subdural empyema. In 1953-1991 in the neurosurgical department in Olomouc a total of five patients with this diagnosis were treated. None of them died. In all patients before operation symptoms of meningeal irritation, fever and in four patients a focal neurological(More)
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