Unilateral lateral mass-facet fractures with rotational instability: new classification and a review of 39 cases treated conservatively and with single segment anterior fusion.

@article{Lee2009UnilateralLM,
  title={Unilateral lateral mass-facet fractures with rotational instability: new classification and a review of 39 cases treated conservatively and with single segment anterior fusion.},
  author={Sun-Ho Lee and Joo-Kyung Sung},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 3},
  pages={758-67}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined the clinical and radiologic results of cervical spine injuries associated with a unilateral lateral mass-facet fracture (ULMFF) in an attempt to clarify the fracture pattern and treatment strategies using single-level anterior fusion. METHODS From July 2003 to June 2006, adult patients, who had sustained ULMFFs of the middle cervical spine, were reviewed retrospectively. The fractures were classified into six subtypes using roentgenogram and computed tomography… CONTINUE READING

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