Evid Based Spine Care J 2011; 2(3): 55-56
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1267115
Selected Abstracts Delivered at the 9th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum
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Functional outcomes, morbidity, mortality and fracture healing rates in 58 consecutive geriatric odontoid fracture patients treated with cervical collar or posterior fusion

William Molinari, Oner Khera, William Gruhn, Robert W. Molinari
  • 1Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
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14. Dezember 2011 (online)


Controversy exists as to the most effective management option for elderly patients with type II odontoid fractures. Furthermore, outcomes for patients who do not achieve fusion or fracture healing after treatment remain unclear in the literature. The purpose of this study is to evaluate fracture-healing rates, functional outcomes, complications, and mortality associated with rigid cervical collar and posterior fusion surgery (PSF) for the management of geriatric type II odontoid fractures.