Surgical applied anatomy of the craniovertebral junction

This presentation was made at the Advanced Cervical Spine Course conducted by Dr. Sandeep Sonone and Dr. Kshitij Chaudhary for the Bombay Orthopaedic Society.

This course is conducted yearly at the KEM Hospital, Mumbai. For more information visit http://bombayorth.org/academics/instructional-courses/

Anterior odontoid screw AAOS Video

Excellent surgical video of anterior odontoid screw fixation published by the AAOS

Indications for an anterior odontoid screw fixation are:

1. Acute Type 2 fracture with favorable​ fracture anatomy
2. Shallow Type 3 fracture with an intact C2 vertebral body
4. Intact Transverse ligament
5. A young​ patient with good bone stock

The video is by doctors Manuel Valencia, Paulina De La Fuente, Selim Abara, Felipe Novoa, Andreas Leiva, Arturo Olid

For an ​in-depth​ review of odontoid fractures click here for a detailed mind map​.