Occipital morphology. An anatomic guide to internal fixation.

  title={Occipital morphology. An anatomic guide to internal fixation.},
  author={R I Zipnick and Andrew A Merola and John Gorup and Karl Kunkle and T. M. Shin and Steven A Caruso and Thomas R Haher},
  volume={21 15},
  pages={1719-24; discussion 1729-30}
STUDY DESIGN The authors present the results of an anatomic study of the human occiput to delineate appropriate screw placement sites. OBJECTIVES Occipital bone morphologic characteristics were evaluated to determine whether significant variability exists and to determine the position of greatest bone thickness for safe and effective internal fixation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA New instrumentation and techniques for occipital fixation are being developed in response to concerns about… CONTINUE READING
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