Executive Editor: Luiz Vialle

Authors: Carlo Bellabarba, Marcelo Gruenberg, Cumhur Oner

Subaxial cervical trauma

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Glossary

Anterior to cervical spine

This approach is used for an anterior access to the cervical spine.

Anterior access to C7-T2

This approach is used for access to the anterior C7-T1 through T1–T2 levels for decompression or reconstruction of the injured anterior spinal column.

Posterior to cervical spine

This approach is used for posterior access to the cervical spine.

Posterior to cervical spine

This approach is used for posterior access to the cervical spine.

Posterior access to C7-T2

This approach is used for access to the posterior C7-T1 through T1–T2 levels.