Neurology India
menu-bar5 Open access journal indexed with Index Medicus
  Users online: 2669  
 Home | Login 
About Editorial board Articlesmenu-bullet NSI Publicationsmenu-bullet Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe Videos Etcetera Contact
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded505    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 17    

Recommend this journal


Year : 2005  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 433--439

Indications and techniques for anterior cervical plating

1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory Spine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
2 Uijongbu St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
3 Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
4 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Correspondence Address:
Daniel K Riew
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, Suite - 11300 West Pavilion, St. Louis, MO 63110
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.22609

Rights and Permissions

Anterior cervical plating is commonly performed to stabilize anterior cervical fusions. Modern plating options include dynamic plates, with screws that can either toggle within fixed holes or translate within slotted holes. Regardless of the plating system used, paramount to success and avoidance of complications with plated anterior cervical fusions are meticulous plating techniques, exacting graft carpentry, and understanding the biomechanical limitations of plating in certain situations, such as multilevel corpectomies reconstructed with a single-strut graft. In order to prevent graft-related complications associated with long-strut grafts, additional posterior fixation and fusion, or alternative corpectomy constructs, such as multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, corpectomy-discectomy, and corpectomy-corpectomy, should be considered instead if the pattern of stenosis allows.


Print this article     Email this article

Online since 20th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow