Type II odontoid fractures of the cervical spine: do treatment type and medical comorbidities affect mortality in elderly patients?

@article{Schoenfeld2011TypeIO,
  title={Type II odontoid fractures of the cervical spine: do treatment type and medical comorbidities affect mortality in elderly patients?},
  author={Andrew J. Schoenfeld and Christopher M. Bono and William M. Reichmann and Natalie M. Warholic and Kirkham Burwick Wood and Elena Losina and Jeffrey N. Katz and Mitchel Byron Harris},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={879-85}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of age, comorbidities, and treatment type on mortality in elderly patients with acute Type II odontoid fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Prior studies have documented increased morbidity and mortality among geriatric patients sustaining odontoid fractures. However, there is limited data regarding the effect of patient age, medical comorbidities, and treatment selection on mortality after Type II odontoid (C2… CONTINUE READING