Autograft vs. alloplastic fusion material in posterior C1-2 fusion with C1 lateral mass and C2 isthmic screws

A. Reinke, M. Behr, A. Preuss, F. Ringel, B. Meyer & M. Stoffel
Objective: For atlantoaxial fusion, the dorsal C1/2 stabilisation in Harms technique is often used. For achieving a sufficient fusion it is already well known that the use of grafts is inalienable. Literature shows a fusion rate of nearly 100% for bone grafting with an iliac crest autograft[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]