Surgical Morphometry of C1 and C2 Vertebrae: A 3D CT Scan An
Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...
Posterior fixation using C1 lateral mass and C2 pedicle screws is gaining popularity among spine surgeons as the preferred method for C1–C2 instrumentation because of its superior biomechanical stability compared with that of other fixations methods. Considering the close proximity of important vascular and neural structures, detailed knowledge regarding the anatomy and morphometric features of C1 and C2 is necessary to avoid potentially fatal complications. The presence of high-riding vertebral artery (HRVA) with a concurrent small pedicle is also a risk factor for vertebral artery injury. Vascular anatomy, safety, and feasibility of the C1 lateral mass screw and C2 pedicle screw have not been thoroughly investigated among the Asian population. Hence, this study was designed to determine the surgical morphometry of the C1 lateral mass and C2 pedicle among Chinese, Indian, and Malay individuals who represent the majority of the population belonging to Southeast Asia.

https://goo.gl/ME49Fr
Like
Comment
Share