[Operative stabilization of traumatic instabilities of the lower cervical spine. Experience with an angle instable anterior plate-screw system in 95 patients].

@article{Daentzer2004OperativeSO,
  title={[Operative stabilization of traumatic instabilities of the lower cervical spine. Experience with an angle instable anterior plate-screw system in 95 patients].},
  author={Dorothea Daentzer and D K Boeker},
  journal={Der Unfallchirurg},
  year={2004},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={175-80}
}
Traumatic instabilities of the cervical spine between C2 and T1 can successfully be treated by anterior spondylodesis with a plate and a tricortical iliac bone graft in most cases. Various plate-screw systems are available.Ninety-five patients with traumatic instability of the lower cervical spine were operated on using the Codman anterior cervical plate system (ACPS). The mean age was 42.1 years, and the mean follow-up was 14.9 months.Twenty-three patients with initial neurological deficits… CONTINUE READING