Lateral mass screw-rod fixation of the cervical spine: a prospective clinical series with 1-year follow-up.

@article{Deen2003LateralMS,
  title={Lateral mass screw-rod fixation of the cervical spine: a prospective clinical series with 1-year follow-up.},
  author={Hugh Gordon Deen and Barry D. Birch and Robert E. Wharen and Ronald Reimer},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={489-95}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Lateral mass plating has become the technique of choice for posterior cervical fixation. Although these systems are safe and reliable, they can be difficult to use in patients with abnormal cervical anatomy; screw placement can be compromised by the fixed hole spacing of the plate; screw back-out and other forms of implant failure can occur; and extension across the cervicothoracic junction can be problematic. PURPOSE To report a series of patients undergoing posterior… CONTINUE READING

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