Nonoperative management of type II odontoid fractures in the elderly.

@article{Koech2008NonoperativeMO,
  title={Nonoperative management of type II odontoid fractures in the elderly.},
  author={Florentius Koech and Helen M. Ackland and Dinesh Kumar Varma and Owen Douglas Williamson and Gregory Michael Malham},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 26},
  pages={2881-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series of elderly patients with Type II odontoid fractures, with prospective functional follow-up. OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the functional outcomes after nonoperative management of Type II odontoid fractures in elderly patients at a Level 1 trauma center. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Controversy exists regarding the most appropriate method of treatment of Type II odontoid fractures in the elderly population. The primary aim of management has generally… CONTINUE READING