Management of isolated fractures of the Axis in Adults

Academic Article


  • Combination fractures of the atlas and axis occur relatively frequently and are associated with an increased incidence of neurological deficit compared with either isolated C1 or isolated C2 fractures. C1-type II odontoid combination fractures are the most commonC1-C2 combination fracture injury pattern, followed by C1-miscellaneous axis body fractures, C1-type III odontoid fractures, and C1-Hangman combination fractures. Class III medical evidence addressing the management of patients with acute traumatic combination atlas and axis fractures describes a variety of treatment strategies for these unique fracture injuries based primarily on the specific characteristics of the axis fracture injury subtype.. © 2013 by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
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  • Neurosurgery  Journal
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    Author List

  • Ryken TC; Hadley MN; Aarabi B; Dhall SS; Gelb DE; Hurlbert RJ; Rozzelle CJ; Theodore N; Walters BC
  • Start Page

  • 132
  • End Page

  • 150
  • Volume

  • 72
  • Issue

  • SUPPL.2