Positioning techniques in spinal surgery

R. A. Callahan, M. D. Brown

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Abstract

The stability of a burst fracture of the atlas (Jefferson's fracture) should be determined in order to decide upon the appropriate treatment. Unstable fractures included those with a rupture of the transverse ligament, or those in which union has been incomplete despite treatment. A occiput-to C2 or an atlantoaxial arthrodesis may be indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
VolumeNo.154
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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