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Cervical Posterior Long Construct Stabilization

  • Lukas Bobinski
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Abstract

The cervical spine sustains the horizontal gaze and supports the mass of the head. It has widest range of motion comparison to the rest of the spine. Authors describe a case of highly unstable cervical fracture due to ankylosing spondylitis successfully treated with long-posterior fixation bridging across the cervicothoracic junction. Indications, preparations, technical aspects of the posterior cervical long stabilization as well as medical considerations are described in step-by-step fashion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lukas Bobinski
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsSpine Unit, Umeå University HospitalUmeåSweden

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