Cervical Spine Atlantoaxial Transarticular Screw Fusion Fixation surgical fusion 3D animations. You will be lying on your front. Your neck will be cleaned. An incision will be made in the middle of the neck and the overlying muscles will be moved to the side. A small incision will be made at the base of the neck and a guide tube will surgical fusion 3D animations. A guide pin will be advanced into the second and first vertebra. A screw hole will be drilled and a thread will be tapped. Then the screw will be inserted. This will be repeated on the other side. A bone graft may be tied between the two vertebrae to fuse them together and help secure the fixation. Bone chips may be added to further assist this fusion. X-rays and intra-operative computerized navigation will be used to check the position of the screws and bone graft. The muscles will be replaced and the wounds closed with sutures. Cervical Spine Atlantoaxial Transarticular Screw Fusion Fixation surgical fusion 3D animations.