Comparison of Transarticular Screw Fixation and C1 Lateral Mass-C2 Pedicle Screw Fixation in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis with Atlantoaxial Instability.

@article{Ryu2017ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of Transarticular Screw Fixation and C1 Lateral Mass-C2 Pedicle Screw Fixation in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis with Atlantoaxial Instability.},
  author={Je Il Ryu and Koang Hum Bak and Jae Min Kim and Hyoung-Joon Chun},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={99},
  pages={179-185}
}
BACKGROUND Many surgical procedures have been introduced to manage atlantoaxial instability caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to prevent complications and improve fusion rate. We report the surgical outcome between transarticular screw fixation (TAF) and C1 lateral mass-C2 pedicle screw fixation (C1LM-C2P) in patients with atlantoaxial instability from RA. METHODS Between 2002 and 2012, 58 patients were enrolled in the study. According to surgical procedures, patients were divided into 2… CONTINUE READING