Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The authors describe a novel posterior approach to atlantoaxial stabilization combining C1-2 transarticular and C1 lateral mass screws with vertical connecting rods to create a strong construct with four-point fixation. They present here a case of atlanto-axial instability secondary to infection, Grisel's syndrome, necessitating instrumented stabilization after a period of close clinical and radiological observation following the initial cervical decompression and evacuation of retropharyngeal and epidural abscesses.

Original publication

DOI

10.3109/02688691003710528

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Neurosurg

Publication Date

08/2010

Volume

24

Pages

499 - 501

Keywords

Aged, Atlanto-Axial Joint, Bone Screws, Humans, Joint Dislocations, Joint Instability, Laminectomy, Male, Staphylococcal Infections, Treatment Outcome