Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4--8

C2/3 Transfacetal fixation: An underutilized technique of C2 fixation in the management of atlantoaxial dislocation − A technical note with review of literature


Deepak Kumar Singh, Diwakar Shankar, Rakesh Kumar Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Kuldeep Yadav 
 Department of Neurosurgery, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Diwakar Shankar
Department of Neurosurgery, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Background: Atlantoaxial Dislocation (AAD) is a complex disorder of craniovertebral junction (CVJ). Many techniques are available to treat AAD but there are some specific conditions where some techniques have advantage over the other. Technical Advantage: C2-3 transfacetal screw with standard C1 lateral mass fixation provides a stronger construct because of four cortices incorporation and divergent course of screws and is biomechanically comparable to other forms of C2 fixation techniques. It is a technically less demanding and time-consuming. It is also a good alternative in cases having significant osteopenia. Conclusion: C2-3 transfacetal screw with standard C1 lateral mass fixation is an effective alternative to routine C1 lateral mass and C2 pedicle/pars screw fixation in cases of atlantoaxial dislocation complicated with high riding or posteriorly placed vertebral artery and thin pedicle of C2 vertebra.


How to cite this article:
Singh DK, Shankar D, Singh RK, Kaif M, Yadav K. C2/3 Transfacetal fixation: An underutilized technique of C2 fixation in the management of atlantoaxial dislocation − A technical note with review of literature.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2022;13:4-8


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Singh DK, Shankar D, Singh RK, Kaif M, Yadav K. C2/3 Transfacetal fixation: An underutilized technique of C2 fixation in the management of atlantoaxial dislocation − A technical note with review of literature. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 29 ];13:4-8
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