Irreducible Atlanto-Axial Dislocation in Neglected Odontoid Fracture Treated with Single Stage Anterior Release and Posterior Instrumented Fusion.

@article{Aggarwal2016IrreducibleAD,
  title={Irreducible Atlanto-Axial Dislocation in Neglected Odontoid Fracture Treated with Single Stage Anterior Release and Posterior Instrumented Fusion.},
  author={Rishi Anil Aggarwal and Ashok Keshav Rathod and Kshitij Subhash Chaudhary},
  journal={Asian spine journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={349-54}
}
It is a well-know fact that type 2 odontoid fractures frequently go into nonunion. If left untreated, patients may develop irreducible atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD). We describe the surgical management of two patients with neglected odontoid fractures and irreducible AAD treated with single stage anterior release followed by posterior instrumented fusion. Both patients presented with history of neglected trauma and progressive myelopathy. Traction under anesthesia failed to achieve reduction… CONTINUE READING