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Table 1 Comparison between 3DPLC and the conventionl posterior construct in three modes of motion

From: A novel 3D-printed locking cage for anterior atlantoaxial fixation and fusion: case report and in vitro biomechanical evaluation

Motion mode ROM (degree)
Anterior Fixation (Mean ± SEM) Posterior Fixation
(Mean ± SEM)
P value
Flexion & Extension 0.024 ± 0.028 −0.004 ± 0.005 0.33
Lateral Bending −0.013 ± 0.006 0.017 ± 0.015 0.09
Axial Rotation −0.007 ± 0.003 −0.173 ± 0.167 0.34