Incidence of second cervical vertebral fractures far surpassed the rate predicted by the changing age distribution and growth among elderly persons in the United States (2005-2008).

@article{Zusman2013IncidenceOS,
  title={Incidence of second cervical vertebral fractures far surpassed the rate predicted by the changing age distribution and growth among elderly persons in the United States (2005-2008).},
  author={Natalie L Zusman and Alexander C Ching and Robert A. Hart and Jung U Yoo},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 9},
  pages={752-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Nationwide epidemiological cohort study. OBJECTIVE To characterize the incidence of second cervical vertebral (C2) fractures by age and geographical region among the elderly Medicare population and to elucidate if the rate changed in the years 2005 to 2008. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Recent publications hypothesized that the rate of cervical vertebral fractures may be increasing. To date, there are no published nationwide reports describing the incidence and demographics of… CONTINUE READING
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