Complex Back and Spine Reconstruction
This patient developed a cervical fracture requiring operative fixation by his spine surgeon. He subsequently developed some exposure and infection of his cervical neck bones (spinous processes). This required removal of these prominent and infected bones. Dr. Geiger moved part of his upper back muscles and skin (trapezius muscle flap) to the area to provide healthy blood supply to heal the infection as well as padding over the plates and screws necessary to stabilize his neck.