An apparatus for stabilization of a patient's head relative to the patient's neck joint includes an occi-cervical base member having a shaped “C”-shaped central part and first and second attachment rods respectively connected to and extending transversely from free ends of the central part. An occiput attachment has a first end slideably engaged to the central part and a flat, straight second end that extends radially outwardly relative to the first end. First and second polyaxial screw heads are adapted to be implanted in first and second occipital condyles of a patient, respectively. The first and second polyaxial screw heads are adapted to engage first and second stabilizing rods, respectively, that are placed in-line with the cervical spine of a patient and to engage the first and second attachment rods, respectively.
Uribe, Juan S. and Johnson, Wesley M., "Apparatus for occipital-cervical fixation enabling supplemental occipital bone fixation" (2013). USF Patents. 252.
University of South Florida