Indian Journal of Orthopaedics

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 211--215

Corrective surgery for deformity of the upper cervical spine due to ankylosing spondylitis


Bin Lin, Bi Zhang, Zhu-mei Li, Qiu-sheng Li 
 Department of Orthopaedics, The 175th Hospital of PLA, Orthopaedics Center of PLA, Southeast Hospital of Xiamen University, Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China

Correspondence Address:
Bin Lin
The 175th Hospital of PLA, Orthopaedics Center of PLA, Southeast Hospital of Xiamen University, Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, 363000
China

Rotational and flexion deformity of C1-C2 due to ankylosing spondylitis is rare. We did surgical correction in one such case by lateral release, resection of the posterior arch of C1 and mobilization of the vertebral arteries, wedge osteotomy of the lateral masses of C1 and internal fixation under general anesthesia. There were no vascular and neurological complications during the surgery. After operation the atlantoaxial rotational deformity was corrected and the normal cervical lordosis was restored. At 1 year followup his visual field and feeding became normal and internal fixation was stable.


How to cite this article:
Lin B, Zhang B, Li Zm, Li Qs. Corrective surgery for deformity of the upper cervical spine due to ankylosing spondylitis.Indian J Orthop 2014;48:211-215


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Lin B, Zhang B, Li Zm, Li Qs. Corrective surgery for deformity of the upper cervical spine due to ankylosing spondylitis. Indian J Orthop [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Jun 25 ];48:211-215
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