Anterior Versus Posterior Approaches for Odontoid Fracture Stabilization in Patients Older Than 65 Years: 30-day Morbidity and Mortality in a National Database.

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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort analysis. OBJECTIVE To compare 30-day perioperative clinical outcomes of surgical odontoid stabilization by an anterior or posterior operative approach in elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Surgical stabilization of odontoid fractures is superior to nonoperative management in geriatric patients. How elderly… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000494

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