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C1-2 transarticular screws combined with C1 laminar hooks fixation: a modified posterior atlantoaxial fixation technique and outcome in 72 patients.
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PMID:  22903257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the outcome of C1-2 transarticular screws combined with C1 laminar hooks fixation.
METHODS: All patients underwent atlantoaxial fixation during a 5-year period. The surgical technique and treatment procedures were intensively reviewed and clinical symptoms, neurological function and imaging appearance were retrospectively evaluated.
RESULTS: The clinical and radiology follow-up indicated a stable arthrodesis and clinical relief from symptoms for all patients. All patients with neurological defects improved an average of 1.33 grade at their most recent clinical assessment, P < 0.05; their average admission ASIA motor score, pin prick score and light touch score improved to an average follow-up ASIA score of 99.80 (99.83 ± 0.38), 111.83 (111.83 ± 0.45), and 111.89 (111.89 ± 0.32), respectively. No neurovascular impairment and case of implant failure were observed.
CONCLUSIONS: The C1-2 transarticular screws combined with C1 laminar hooks fixation is a reliable technique for atlantoaxial instability.
Bin Ni; Xiang Guo; Ning Xie; Songkai Li; Fengjing Zhou; Feng Zhang; Qi Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-08-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  2013-07-22     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Atlanto-Axial Joint / surgery*
Bone Screws
Internal Fixators
Joint Instability / surgery*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Spinal Fusion / instrumentation,  methods*
Treatment Outcome

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