Treatment modality in type II odontoid fractures defines the outcome in elderly patients

@inproceedings{Scheyerer2013TreatmentMI,
  title={Treatment modality in type II odontoid fractures defines the outcome in elderly patients},
  author={M J Scheyerer and Stefan M. Zimmermann and Hans-Peter Simmen and Guido A. Wanner and Cl{\'e}ment M. L. Werner},
  booktitle={BMC surgery},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Odontoid fractures account for approximately 20% of all fractures of the cervical spine. They represent the most common cervical spine injury for patients older than 70 years, the majority being type II fractures (65-74%), which are considered to be relatively unstable. The management of these fractures is controversial. Possible treatment options are either conservative or surgical. Surgical procedures include either anterior screw fixation of the odontoid or posterior C1/C2 fusion… CONTINUE READING

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