Management of Type II Odontoid Fractures for Osteoporotic Bone Structure: Preliminary Report

Cosar M. , Ozer A. F. , Alkan B. , Guven M. , AKMAN T. , ARAS A. B. , ...More

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.25, no.2, pp.269-272, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.9083-13.1
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-272


AIM: Anterior transodontoid screw fixation technique is generally chosen for the management of type II odontoid fractures. The nonunion of type II odontoid fractures is still a major problem especially in elderly and osteoporotic patients. Eleven osteoporotic type II odontoid fracured patients were presented in this article.