Odontoid fractures – rescue techniques after failure of “simple” dens screwing

Jan Frederick Cornelius, Philipp Jörg Slotty, Mustafa El Khatib, Thomas Kinfe, Hans Jakob Steiger & Richard Bostelmann
Objective: Odontoid fractures (Anderson/Alonso °2) may be secondary complicated by dislocation after treatment with an anterior lag screw. Then a posterior C1C2 fusion may be indicated. There exist different techniques for C2 screw insertion: pedicle, pars, lamina or transarticular C1C2 screws[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]