Posterior Cervical Instrumentation and Fusion

  • Farbod Asgarzadie
  • Barón Zárate Kalfópulos
  • Vartan S. Tashjian
  • Larry T. Khoo

A variety of techniques have been developed for the internal fixation of the subaxial cervical spine through a posterior approach [1, 2]. These include interspinous wiring with bone graft, interlaminar clamps, hook plates, Daab plates, lateral mass metallic plates, and Harrington rod constructs.Before the advent of lateral mass screw fixation, interspinous wiring was commonly used for multilevel fixation.


Pedicle Screw Lateral Mass Screw Placement Hook Plate Lateral Mass Screw 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farbod Asgarzadie
    • 1
  • Barón Zárate Kalfópulos
    • 2
  • Vartan S. Tashjian
    • 3
  • Larry T. Khoo
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryLoma Linda University Medical CenterLoma LindaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Spinal Surgery, National Rehabilitation CenterUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MexicoMéxico Distrito FederalMexico
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of California-Los Angeles, Santa Monica Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine CenterLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, Assistant Professor of Neurological & Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of California Los Angeles Comprehensive Spine CenterLos AngelesUSA

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