A new concept in the treatment of fractures of the dens of the axis in view of the high incidence of non-union.

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In view of the high incidence of non-union following the conservative treatment of fractures of the dens of the axis, the authors report the results obtained with a surgical technique of posterior arthrodesis of the first two cervical vertebrae. This technique has proved so successful that the authors are inclined to favour its use even in recent lesions. 

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@article{Sotgiu1985ANC, title={A new concept in the treatment of fractures of the dens of the axis in view of the high incidence of non-union.}, author={Francesca Sotgiu and Piediferro Guido and Giorgia Melis}, journal={Italian journal of orthopaedics and traumatology}, year={1985}, volume={11 3}, pages={323-9} }