A biomechanical rationale for C1-ring osteosynthesis as treatment for displaced Jefferson burst fractures with incompetency of the transverse atlantal ligament

@article{Koller2010ABR,
  title={A biomechanical rationale for C1-ring osteosynthesis as treatment for displaced Jefferson burst fractures with incompetency of the transverse atlantal ligament},
  author={Heiko Koller and Herbert Resch and Mark Tauber and Juliane Zenner and Peter Augat and Rainer Penzkofer and F. Torres Acosta and Klaus Kolb and Anton K. Kathrein and Wolfgang Hitzl},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={1288-1298}
}
Nonsurgical treatment of Jefferson burst fractures (JBF) confers increased rates of C1–2 malunion with potential for cranial settling and neurologic sequels. Hence, fusion C1–2 was recognized as the superior treatment for displaced JBF, but sacrifies C1–2 motion. Ruf et al. introduced the C1-ring osteosynthesis (C1–RO). First results were favorable, but C1–RO was not without criticism due to the lack of clinical and biomechanical data serving evidence that C1–RO is safe in displaced JBF with… CONTINUE READING