Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash - Anterior Plate Fixation

Anterior Titanium Locking Screw Plate Fixation

Posttraumatic instability and myelopathy
Posttraumatic instability and myelopathy in a 82–year–old man. The patient died one week after he had a two–segment fusion with bone grafting and anterior titanium locking screw–plate fixation. The screw tracts were filled with a blue casting medium. This sagittal section displays the (paramedian) screw tracts in C3, C4 and C5. Note the corticocancellous bone grafts. The C3–C4 segment is high anteriorly and lower posteriorly. In both interspaces large posterior disc remnants cause the intact outer annulus fibrosus to protrude into the spinal canal and to compress the spinal cord.

©2000 Wolfgang Rauschning, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Anatomy
Academic University Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Uppsala, Sweden
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Updated on: 09/18/12
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