Constructs incorporating intralaminar C2 screws provide rigid stability for atlantoaxial fixation.

@article{Gorek2005ConstructsII,
  title={Constructs incorporating intralaminar C2 screws provide rigid stability for atlantoaxial fixation.},
  author={Joseph Gorek and Emre Acaroğlu and Sigurd H. Berven and A. M. Yousef and Christian M. Puttlitz},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 13},
  pages={1513-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN An in vitro biomechanical study of C1-C2 posterior fusion techniques using a cadaveric model. OBJECTIVES To investigate the acute stability afforded across the atlantoaxial segment by a novel technique that uses intralaminar screws in C2, and to compare these results to the stability obtained using a C2 pedicle fixation technique. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There are numerous techniques available for rigidly coupling C1 and C2. It has been shown that screw techniques provide… CONTINUE READING