Apfelbaum Odontoid Fixation

Upper Cervical Spine

Excellent alternative to traditional external fixation methods, used for the treatment of Type II odontoid fractures:

  • Full preservation of C1-C2 motion through minimal surgical trauma
  • Specialized retractor system reduces approach to a small working canal through which instruments can be safely inserted and directed to the target area via unique system of guide tubes
  • Guide tube system fixed to the surface of C3 vertebrae by gentle impaction of spikes into the vertebrae, making it easier for the surgeon to manipulate the C1-C2 relationship prior to achieving final fixation
Appfelbaum Odontoid Fixation Instrumentation