Posterior Fixation of the Cervico-occipital Junction

  • J. Griffet
  • J. Lovet
  • M. Maestro
  • H. Vidal
  • C. Argenson
Conference paper


The cervico-occipital junction, easily exposed by a posterior approach, can be fixed either by a metallic wiring or a short plate when only the C1–C2 level is involved, or by a cervico-occipital plate when stabilization must be extended to the skull’s base.


Cervical Spine Posterior Arch Odontoid Process Posterior Fixation Metallic Wiring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Griffet
    • 1
  • J. Lovet
    • 1
  • M. Maestro
    • 1
  • H. Vidal
    • 1
  • C. Argenson
    • 1
  1. 1.NiceFrance

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