Odontoid fractures in elderly patients: Posterior C1-C2 fixation as first surgical option?

H.-J. Becker, E. Tessitore & K. Schaller
Objective: Type II odontoid fractures are the most common cervical spine fractures in elderly patients (>70y). However, the choice of initial treatment is still a matter of controversy. Anterior odontoid screw fixation is a widely accepted technique to treat these fractures, independent from the[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]