Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 368--377

C2 Screw fixation techniques in atlantoaxial instability: A technical review


Deepak Kumar Singh1, Diwakar Shankar1, Neha Singh2, Rakesh Kumar Singh1, Vipin Kumar Chand1 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepak Kumar Singh
Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Atlantoaxial instability (AAI) is surgically a complex entity due to its proximity to vital neurovascular structures. C1-C2 fusion has been an established standard in its treatment for a considerable time now. Here, we have outlined the most common techniques for C2 screw fixation in practice at present such as C2 pedicle, C2 pars, C2 translaminar, C2 subfacetal, C2-C3 transfacetal, and C2 inferior facet screw. We have discussed in detail the technical as well as biomechanical aspects of each technique of C2 screw fixation in AAI and explored the intricacies of each technique.


How to cite this article:
Singh DK, Shankar D, Singh N, Singh RK, Chand VK. C2 Screw fixation techniques in atlantoaxial instability: A technical review.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2022;13:368-377


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Singh DK, Shankar D, Singh N, Singh RK, Chand VK. C2 Screw fixation techniques in atlantoaxial instability: A technical review. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 9 ];13:368-377
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