CT based evaluation of odontoid morphology in the Indian population

@inproceedings{Kulkarni2013CTBE,
  title={CT based evaluation of odontoid morphology in the Indian population},
  author={Arvind Gopalrao Kulkarni and Siddharth Mahesh Shah and Ruchira A Marwah and Prasad B. Hanagandi and Inder R Talwar},
  booktitle={Indian journal of orthopaedics},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Anterior fixation using two 3.5 mm screws is typically recommended for type II odontoid fractures. However, it is unsuitable in patients with an odontoid diameter of <9.0 mm. There is no data regarding the morphology of odontoid process in the Indian population. The aim of our study was to: a) Measure the external diameters of odontoid process in the Indian population using CT scan and thus determine the feasibility of two 3.5 mm screw fixation in them. b) Determine if any… CONTINUE READING