[Accident-induced pseudarthroses of the dens axis. Etiology, follow-up and therapy].

@article{Mller1998AccidentinducedPO,
  title={[Accident-induced pseudarthroses of the dens axis. Etiology, follow-up and therapy].},
  author={Ernst Josef M{\"u}ller and Marc Wick and O. J. Russe and G. M. Muhr},
  journal={Der Unfallchirurg},
  year={1998},
  volume={101 10},
  pages={750-4}
}
In a retrospective analysis the significance of internal fixation of unstable and symptomatic non-union of the odontoid was evaluated. In all but one cases a type II fracture of the odontoid was the underlying cause for the pseudarthrosis. The time interval between trauma and definitive diagnosis varied between 6 months and 30 years. All patients asked for medical advice because of acute neck pain; in three cases additional neurological deficits were notified. In all but one case the… CONTINUE READING