Arthrodesis of the cervical spine in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Clark1989ArthrodesisOT,
  title={Arthrodesis of the cervical spine in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Charles R. Clark and Devon D. Goetz and Arnold H. Menezes},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1989},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={381-92}
}
Forty-one patients who had rheumatoid arthritis were treated with a cervical arthrodesis and were followed for a minimum of twenty-three months. Twenty patients had had an isolated atlanto-axial subluxation; five, isolated cranial settling; and four, subaxial subluxation alone. Twenty patients had an atlanto-axial arthrodesis; sixteen, an occipitocervical arthrodesis; and five, a posterior arthrodesis of the subaxial spine. In addition, two patients had a transoral odontoidectomy and one, an… CONTINUE READING

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