Differential treatment in acute upper cervical spine injuries: a critical review of a single-institution series.

@article{Vieweg2000DifferentialTI,
  title={Differential treatment in acute upper cervical spine injuries: a critical review of a single-institution series.},
  author={Uwe Vieweg and Bernhard Meyer and Johannes Schramm},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={203-10; discussion 210-1}
}
BACKGROUND A single-institution series of injuries of the upper cervical spine are analyzed retrospectively and the literature relevant to the topic is reviewed. METHODS Seventy patients (34 female, 36 male, mean age 47 years) were admitted during a 5-year period for injuries of the upper cervical spine. Sixty-five were followed for a mean time of 18 months. Three isolated ligamentous instabilities, 6 isolated C1 fractures, 3 complex C2 fractures, 10 combined C1/C2, and 48 C2 fractures (17… CONTINUE READING

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