Michael Osti, Helmut Philipp, Berthold Meusburger, Karl Peter Benedetto


October 2011, Volume 20, Issue 11, pp 1915 - 1920 Original Article Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-011-1890-7

First Online: 05 July 2011

Anterior screw fixation of Type II odontoid fractures has been recommended. Only few publications analyse the mechanism of failure in geriatric patients. We reviewed 18 male and 15 female patients aged 65 and above for parameters that influence the development of postoperative loss of correction, delayed union or non-union. Patients were stratified in two groups: 21 cases in Group A (union) and 12 patients in Group B (loss of correction, delayed union, non-union, revision surgery). Statistically significant correlation (p 


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