Modified occipitospondylodesis for craniovertebral junction osteomyelitis

  • А. М. Киселев Department of neurosurgery Moscow regional scientific-research clinical institution, Moscow, Russia
  • П. В. Кротенков Department of neurosurgery Moscow regional scientific-research clinical institution, Moscow, Russia
  • А. А. Киселев Department of neurosurgery Moscow regional scientific-research clinical institution, Moscow, Russia
Keywords: osteomyelitis, craniovertebral junction, occipitospondylodesis, spinal fixation, surgical technique

Abstract

The stability of the craniovertebral junction in osteomyelitis is significantly impaired mostly due to extensive osteoligamentous destruction. Atlanto-axial instability is an extreme complication of craniovertebral junction osteomyelitis, that threaten the integrity of the spinal cord. It is essential to know the indications for craniovertebral stabilization and utilize a safe and reliable technique. We have modified occipitospondylodesis for the management of craniovertebral osteomyelitis and widely use it in our clinical practice. The purpose of this paper is to describe in detail the technique of modified occipitospondylodesis, give the evaluation of this method and shortly review the current trends in craniovertebral instrumentation .

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Published
2007-05-31
How to Cite
Киселев, А., Кротенков, П., & Киселев, А. (2007). Modified occipitospondylodesis for craniovertebral junction osteomyelitis. Bulletin of the International Scientific Surgical Association, 2(2-3), 13-16. Retrieved from http://surgjournal.ru/index.php/BISSA/article/view/190
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