Learning Curve in Surgical Treatment of Odontoid Fixation for a Series of Type II C2 Fractures
The craniovertebral junction (CVJ) is a complex anatomical area upon which most of the motion of the upper cervical spine depends . 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 . Accounting for up to 18% of all cervical fractures, odontoid fractures are the most common ones in elderly patients , in whom they account for up to 60% of spinal cord injuries .
KeywordsType II odontoid fracture C1–C2 instability Odontoid screw C1–C2 articular screw Learning curve
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