C2-fractures – need for a new classification

P. Bartels, J. Leibling, H. Hosch & D. Moskopp
Objective: Fractures of the second cervical vertebra (C2) are common injuries (one third of all cervical spine fractures). Half of them are fractures of the odontoid process. Motor vehicle crashes and falls are responsible for most injuries of C2. The current classification of odontoid fractures[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]