Atlantooccipital transarticular screw fixation for the treatment of traumatic occipitoatlantal dislocation. Technical note.


Journal Article

The authors describe a new technique of internal atlantooccipital screw fixation involving posterior wiring and fusion for the treatment of traumatic atlantooccipital dislocation, which was performed in a 17-year-old male patient involved in a motor vehicle accident and who suffered from atlantooccipital dislocation without neurological injury. At the 6-month follow-up examination, the patient was neurologically intact with a solid occipitocervical fusion and full range of motion of the neck.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Feiz-Erfan, I; Gonzalez, LF; Dickman, CA

Published Date

  • March 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 381 - 385

PubMed ID

  • 15796367

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15796367

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1547-5654

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/spi.2005.2.3.0381


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States