Operative Treatment of Cervical Spine Injuries: An Update

Mark Nolden*, Srdjan Mirkovic

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cervical instrumentation systems have evolved significantly over the past decade, granting the spine surgeon better implants with which to stabilize unstable cervical injuries. This article will discuss surgical indications in cervical spine injuries and applications of the current technology in cervical implants for fixation and arthrodesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-59
Number of pages21
JournalTopics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2004


  • Anterior cervical plating
  • Cervical fractures and dislocations
  • Cervical injuries
  • Cervical instrumentation
  • Cervical pedicle screws
  • Lateral mass screws
  • Odontoid screw
  • Transarticular screws
  • Unstable occipitocervical injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology


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