A. Faure, E. Bord, R. Monteiro da Silva, A. Diaz Saldaña, R. Robert


February 1998, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 80 - 83 Case report Read Full Article 10.1007/s005860050034

First Online: 27 February 1998

A simple occipitocervical osteosynthesis technique using cervical CCD (compact Cotrel-Dubousset) material is described in a clinical case. The originality of this technique consists in the occipital fastening used, involving the simultaneous insertion of two hooks into a single burr-hole. This greatly facilitated the positioning of the osteosynthesis rods, reduced surgical time, and provided immediate stability. These criteria are of considerable importance since this difficult surgical procedure is often performed in patients in a frail condition.


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