Anterior Screw Fixation with Endoscopic System Assisted Method for Rostral Type III Odontoid Fracture

Yu-Chou Hung, Shang-Chi Chen, Tzu-Wen Loh, Hung-Yu Cheng, Chain-Fa Su
2008 Tzu-Chi Medical Journal  
Odontoid fractures are relatively common upper cervical spine injuries, comprising up to 20% of cervical spine fractures. The treatment of odontoid fractures remains controversial, and is evolving with the advent of new fixation methods. Recently, many endoscopically-assisted procedures have been performed for various types of spinal surgeries to minimize invasiveness and to avoid soft tissue injury. We present the case of a 55-year-old man who underwent endoscopically-assisted anterior screw
more » ... xation for rostral type III odontoid fracture in Taiwan . A literature review of the current management of odontoid fractures and postoperative complications was also performed. [Tzu Chi Med J 2008;20(3):232-236]
doi:10.1016/s1016-3190(08)60043-9 fatcat:476czv4chfffhcpuxthq3ucs6m