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Neurosurgery. 2010 Mar;66(3 Suppl):141-6. doi: 10.1227/01.NEU.0000365744.54102.B9.

Nuances of occipitocervical fixation.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143-0112, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the indications and techniques for occipitocervical (OC) fixation.

METHODS:

The operative nuances of current OC fixation techniques are described. A surgical technique video is included.

RESULTS:

Pertinent literature is reviewed regarding OC fixation techniques.

CONCLUSION:

OC fixation systems have evolved from wire and cable techniques to plates, rods, and screws. Screw-rod constructs are easy to implant and biomechanically more rigid than wire techniques.

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20173517
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