Long-term maintenance of cervical alignment after occipitocervical and atlantoaxial screw fixation in young children.

@article{Anderson2006LongtermMO,
  title={Long-term maintenance of cervical alignment after occipitocervical and atlantoaxial screw fixation in young children.},
  author={Richard C. E. Anderson and Peter Kan and Wayne M. Gluf and Douglas L. Brockmeyer},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={105 1 Suppl},
  pages={
          55-61
        }
}
OBJECT Despite decades of surgical experience, the long-term consequences of occipitocervical (OC) and atlantoaxial (C1-2) fusions in children are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term effects of these fusions on growth and alignment of the maturing cervical spine. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted for patients 6 years of age or younger (mean 4.7 years, range 1.7-6.8 years) who underwent OC or C1-2 fusion at the Primary Children's Medical Center at… CONTINUE READING

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