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1Causes of postoperative deformities

Failure of stabilization construct

This can occur due to:

  1. Patient related factors such as osteoporosis or chronic disease
  2. Wrong choice of fixation for a specific type of injury
  3. Suboptimal technique
  4. Nonunion

This postoperative CT shows that a C6-C7 dislocation has been left unreduced after ACDF.