3D Printer Assisted C1-C2 Posterior Spinal Fusion

Keywords: Odontoid fractures, C1-C2 posterior fusion, 3d printer

Abstract

Odontoid fractures often occur after trauma. The vascular and neural structures that are close in the cases planned for surgery increase the complications of the operation. With the recent technological advances, anatomic simulations with 3D printers have enabled the operation to be performed in less time with less risk in order to perform safer surgery. We performed a posterior C1-C2 fusion procedure in a 62-year-old patient who developed odontoid fracture after trauma with the help of anatomical simulation we wrote with a 3D printer and we wanted to present this case.

Published
2019-12-16