Single-screw fixation for acute Type II odontoid fracture.

  title={Single-screw fixation for acute Type II odontoid fracture.},
  author={Alex Alfieri},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical sciences},
  volume={45 1},
  • Alex Alfieri
  • Published 2001 in Journal of neurosurgical sciences
BACKGROUND The management of odontoid fractures is still controversial. The main current trends of treatment are conservative management with HALO immobilization, posterior surgical fixation or anterior surgical fixation. The authors report a consecutive series of 17 cases of patients with acute Type II odontoid fracture treated between November 1994 and February 2000. METHODS Since June 1997 anterior odontoid screw fixation was performed in nine cases. The technical aspects of the internal… CONTINUE READING
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