Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (2018) 28:343–349 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00590-017-2072-z GENERAL REVIEW • SPINE - CERVICAL Anatomical considerations of C2 lamina for the placement of translaminar screw: a review of the literature 1,2 1 1 1 D. Chytas · D. S. Korres · G. C. Babis · N. E. Efstathopoulos · 1 1 1 E. C. Papadopoulos · K. Markatos · V. S. Nikolaou Received: 22 July 2017 / Accepted: 3 November 2017 / Published online: 8 November 2017 © Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature 2017 Abstract essential. However, there is a relative lack of studies about Purpose The thorough knowledge of C2 lamina anatomy non-Asian populations. More research could further illus- is essential for the avoidance of complications during screw trate the anatomy of C2 lamina, clarify the safety of axis fixation. We performed a review of the literature, aiming to fixation for more populations and perhaps modify preopera - detect what was found about anatomical feasibility of C2 tive imaging protocols. translaminar fixation in different populations, along with possible recommendations for the avoidance of complica- Keywords C2 · Lamina · Anatomy · Screw tions, and to detect whether factors such as race or gender could influence axis lamina anatomy and fixation feasibility. Methods We performed a search in PubMed and Cochrane Introduction database of systematic reviews for studies
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Published: Nov 8, 2017
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