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Gumpert, R; Poglitsch, T; Krassnig, R; Pranzl, R; Puchwein, P.
Reduction and ring fixation of instable C1 fractures with monoaxial pedicle screws.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2017; 137(9):1253-1259 (- Case Report) [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Gumpert Rainer
Krassnig Renate
Poglitsch Thomas
Puchwein Paul

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Ring fixation of C1 can be performed using pedicle screws and a rod in case of unstable Jefferson or lateral mass fractures of C1. In a case series of three patients, we stabilized C1 fractures surgically using a modified technique of C1 ring fixation by using monoaxial instead of polyaxial screws. Functional outcome and pain was recorded postoperatively. In this very small case series, we observed good results concerning pain and functional outcome. All fractures were bony healed within 13 weeks. In one case, a screw penetrated the spinal canal and had to be repositioned. A mild irritation of C2 nerve root occurred in two cases postoperatively. C1 Ring fusion with monoaxial screws provides a good ability to reduce the fracture indirectly by the screws and the rod itself.
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Cervical Vertebrae - surgery
Humans -
Pain, Postoperative -
Pedicle Screws -
Spinal Fractures - surgery
Spinal Fusion - instrumentation
Spinal Fusion - methods

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C1 Jefferson fracture
Unstable C1 fracture
Ring fixation
Monoaxial pedicle screws
Lateral mass screws
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