Learning curve in surgical treatment of odontoid fixation for a series of type II C2 fractures

Domenico Iacopino, Giuseppe Roberto Giammalva

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The craniovertebral junction (CVJ) is a complex anatomical area upon which most of the motion of the upper cervical spine depends [1]. Because of its unique range of motion, the CVJ is subject to several types of traumatic injury; it has been shown that odontoid fractures are the most common ones in the general population and are the most common isolated spinal fractures [2]. Accounting for up to 18% of all cervical fractures, odontoid fractures are the most common ones in elderly patients [3], in whom they account for up to 60% of spinal cord injuries [4].
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteNew trends in craniovertebral junction surgey
Numero di pagine3
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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