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A New Device for Occipito-cervical Fixation

  • F. Faccioli
  • P. Buffatti
  • G. Pinna
  • G. Dalle Ore
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Abstract

Atlanto-axial instability and dislocation, due to cranio-cervical malformations, trauma, inflammatory or neoplastic diseases, are best treated by occipito-cervical fusion. The arch of the atlas, in fact, is often unsuitable for fixation and needs to be removed to decompress the spinal cord. Several techniques have been proposed for occipitocervical fusion. Among them, the onlay construct [4], occipito-axial wiring, with or without the use of acrylic resins or bone graft [2, 3, 7, 8], and implants of various metallic devices [1, 5, 6].

Keywords

Posterior Arch Halo Vest Occipitocervical Fusion Metallic Device Severe Neck Pain 
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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Faccioli
    • 1
  • P. Buffatti
    • 1
  • G. Pinna
    • 1
  • G. Dalle Ore
    • 1
  1. 1.VeronaItaly

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