By Douglas L. Brockmeyer

This article offers cutting-edge ideas for surgical procedure of the
craniovertebral junction and cervical backbone. It offers concise motives of
the underlying rules of every approach and insights into the original matters
in pediatric surgical procedure. With this whole source, you are going to achieve the cast
foundation in surgical thoughts essential to make severe scientific judgements as
well because the technical wisdom and self assurance to hold them out.

Highlights include:

  • distinct causes illuminating the hyperlinks among
    embryology and common and irregular improvement of the craniovertebral junction
    and cervical backbone
  • In-depth dialogue of the problems and methods
    interested by either atlantoaxial and occipitocervical surgical procedure in little ones
  • a complete bankruptcy dedicated to dealing with craniocervical
    stipulations of sufferers with Down Syndrome
  • An exam of tense accidents of the
    craniocervical junction in youngsters
  • greater than a hundred step by step illustrations demonstrating
    key surgical thoughts

This easily obtainable textual content could be a useful asset in
the library of physicians handling and treating craniocervical stipulations, from
the such a lot skilled pediatric neurosurgeon to citizens within the early phases in their careers.

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In: Youmans JR, ed. Neurological Surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2004:3515–3557). The dynamics of axial rotation can be described by a motion curve where the degrees of rotation are plotted on an x- and y-axis (Fig. 2–2). Because there is minimal rotation at O–C1, the head essentially moves with C1 during rotation, and the degree of head axial rotation is essentially the same as the degree of C1 rotation. This is plotted on the x-axis. The degree of rotation between C1 and C2 is plotted on the y-axis.

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