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Posterior cervical fusion with methylmethacrylate, wire, and bone: technical note.

Authors
  • Awasthi, D
  • Voorhies, R M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Neurology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1994
Volume
42
Issue
3
Pages
259–264
Identifiers
PMID: 7940116
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Surgical stabilization of non-neoplastic spinal lesions with methylmethacrylate and wire remains a controversial issue. In this report we offer a method of posterior cervical arthrodesis that combines using midline wire and acrylic with a lateral bony fusion. This construct allows for immediate as well as long-term stability. The technique is simple and safe, requires no special instrumentation, and is also easily extended to include the occipital bone. Rigid postoperative external immobilization is not required.

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