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Neurol India. 2005 Dec;53(4):408-15.

Atlantoaxial fixation: overview of all techniques.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University, Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA.


Over the past century, steady advances have been made in fixating an unstable atlantoaxial complex. Current options for fixation of the atlantoaxial complex include posterior clamps, posterior wiring techniques, C1-C2 transarticular screw fixation, posterior C1 lateral mass screw with C2 pars or pedicle screw fixation, and anterior transoral C1 lateral mass to C2 vertebral body fixation.

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