Anterior screw fixation of a dislocated type II odontoid fracture facilitated by transoral and posterior cervical manual reduction

Mark P. Piedra, Matthew A. Hunt, Andrew N. Nemecek

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Abstract

Summary: Background: Early fixation of type II odontoid fractures has been shown to provide high rates of long-term stabilization and osteosynthesis. Case: In this report, the authors present the case of a patient with a locked type II odontoid fracture treated by anterior screw fixation facilitated by closed transoral and posterior cervical manual reduction. Conclusion: While transoral intraoperative reduction of a partially displaced odontoid fracture has previously been described, the authors present the first case utilizing this technique in the treatment of a completely dislocated type II odontoid fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1309-1313
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume151
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

Keywords

  • Anterior
  • Fixation
  • Odontoid
  • Transoral

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