[Management of odontoid fractures using anterior screw fixation: analysis of 15 cases].

@article{Dantas2002ManagementOO,
  title={[Management of odontoid fractures using anterior screw fixation: analysis of 15 cases].},
  author={Fernando Luiz Rolemberg Dantas and Mirto Nelson Prandini and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Vieira Caires and Gilberto de Almeida Fonseca and Jair Leopoldo Raso},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2002},
  volume={60 3-B},
  pages={
          823-9
        }
}
A retrospective analysis of the results of 15 patients with odontoid fractures type II P and II N, according to Roy-Camille's classification is presented. They were operated on by an anterior approach and direct fixation of the odontoid process through a screw. There were 13 men and 2 women, the age ranging from 14 to 74 years. The follow up period was from 6 to 36 months (mean 20 months). There was only one complication related to the surgical technique: one screw was misplaced and it was… CONTINUE READING