Transarticular screw fixation in bilateral traumatic facet dislocation of C6-7 vertebral level: A case report

Er U., ŞİMŞEK S., Yiǧitkanli K., Bavbek M.

Turkish Neurosurgery, vol.16, no.1, pp.44-47, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Turkish Neurosurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-47
  • Keywords: Bilateral facet dislocations, Cervical traumatic dislocations, Stabilization of cervical spine, Transarticular screw fixation
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Bilateral facet dislocations at subaxial levels in a flexion-distraction type trauma are three-column injuries. Early reduction of the locked facets and decompression is critical in preventing progressive secondary spinal cord injury. We present a case of traumatic bilateral facet dislocations treated with transarticular screw fixation. Transarticular screw insertion at the subaxial levels of the cervical spine can be performed safely and easily. The biomechanical strength is adequate.