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Odontoid fractures. Review of 150 cases and practical application for treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7866852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 150 odontoid fractures was treated over a 12-year period, 43 by anterior screw fixation. The rate of pseudarthrosis dropped from 20% to 5% in type II unstable fractures. Thus, anterior screw fixation seems to be safe and efficient, and may be more widely used to treat all type II and some type III fractures. Odontoid pseudarthrosis is usually tolerated quite well and therefore requires no correction. If necessary, anterior grafting with fixation can be proposed as an alternative for posterior fusion.
V Pointillart; A L Orta; J Freitas; J M Vital; J Senegas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0940-6719     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-24     Completed Date:  1995-03-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unité de Pathologie Rachidienne, Hôpital Tripode, Bordeaux, France.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Screws*
Follow-Up Studies
Fracture Fixation, Internal*
Middle Aged
Odontoid Process / injuries*,  surgery
Spinal Fractures / epidemiology,  surgery*
Time Factors

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