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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256741/osteoporosis-is-the-most-important-risk-factor-for-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly
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Johannes Kaesmacher, Claudia Schweizer, Alexander Valentinitsch, Thomas Baum, Anna Rienmüller, Bernhard Meyer, Jan S Kirschke, Yu-Mi Ryang
BACKGROUND: Traumatic odontoid fractures (TOFs) have been described as the most common injury affecting the C-spine in the elderly. Previous studies have identified degenerative changes and bone loss as important predisposing factors. However, their interaction and respective age-adjusted impact needs further clarification. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 5303 patients (≥60 years) admitted to a level-I trauma center between 01/2008-01/2016 who underwent CT imaging of the C-spine...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255505/odontoid-fracture-in-a-patient-with-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis
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Adan Omar, Addisu Mesfin
Nonoperative management of fractures in the setting of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) or ankylosing spondylitis is often unsuccessful. The subaxial spine is a common site of hyperextension fractures in the setting of DISH. Fractures of the upper cervical spine are uncommon in DISH. We report, to our knowledge, the first case describing successful nonoperative management of a type 2 odontoid fracture in a patient with DISH. We discuss the patient's initial presentation, physical examination, imaging findings, and management...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253944/-management-of-odontoid-fractures-with-compression-screw-and-anterior-transarticular-screw-fixation-in-elderly-patients
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J Kočiš, M Kelbl, R Veselý, T Kočiš
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY In the management of dens axis fractures in patients older than 65 years of age the posterior approach is preferred due to osteoporosis and the risk of a failure of anterior osteosynthesis. The posterior approach, however, is associated with a higher incidence of complications. A combination of anterior transarticular fixation of C1/2 (ATS) with compression osteosynthesis of dens axis significantly increases the stability of osteosynthesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the period from 2009 to 2015 our hospital admitted 13 patients older than 65 years of age with a diagnosed type III dens axis fracture based on AO classification...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250639/patient-reported-outcome-following-nonsurgical-management-of-type-ii-odontoid-process-fractures-in-adults
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Maged D Fam, Hussein A Zeineddine, Rafiq Muhammed Nassir, Pragnesh Bhatt, Mahmoud H Kamel
BACKGROUND: Transverse (type II) odontoid process fracture is among the most commonly encountered cervical spine fractures. Nonsurgical management through external immobilization is occasionally preferred to surgical management but is criticized for its higher rates of failure and lower patient satisfaction. Our aim is to analyze patient-reported outcomes in patients who underwent nonsurgical treatment for type II odontoid fractures. METHODS: We identified patients >18-year-old who underwent external immobilization as a treatment for isolated type II odontoid fracture between 2007 and 2012...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250633/top-50-most-cited-articles-on-craniovertebral-junction-surgery
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Nima Alan, Jonathan Andrew Cohen, James Zhou, Matthew Pease, Adam S Kanter, David O Okonkwo, David Kojo Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Craniovertebral junction is a complex anatomical location posing unique challenges to the surgical management of its pathologies. We aimed to identify the fifty most-cited articles that are dedicated to this field. METHODS: A keyword search using the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge was conducted to identify articles relevant to the field of craniovertebral junction surgery. The articles were reviewed based on title, abstract, and methods, if necessary, and then ranked based on the total number of citations to identify the fifty most-cited articles...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243364/biomechanical-assessment-of-stabilization-of-simulated-type-ii-odontoid-fracture-with-case-study
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Roy T Daniel, Mir M Hussain, Noelle Klocke, Soumya S Yandamuri, Lukas Bobinski, John M Duff, Brandon S Bucklen
STUDY DESIGN: Researchers created a proper type II dens fracture (DF) and quantified a novel current posterior fixation technique with spacers at C1-C2. A clinical case study supplements this biomechanical analysis. PURPOSE: Researchers explored their hypothesis that spacers combined with posterior instrumentation (PI) reduce range of motion significantly, possibly leading to better fusion outcomes. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Literature shows that the atlantoaxial joint is unique in allowing segmental rotary motion, enabling head turning...
February 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229224/factors-affecting-survival-of-patients-in-the-acute-phase-of-upper-cervical-spine-injuries
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Tomonori Morita, Tsuneo Takebayashi, Hideto Irifune, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Suguru Hirayama, Toshihiko Yamashita
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, on the one hand, the mortality rates of upper cervical spine injuries, such as odontoid fractures, were suggested to be not so high, but on the other hand reported to be significantly high. Furthermore, it has not been well documented the relationship between survival rates and various clinical features in those patients during the acute phase of injury because of few reports. This study aimed to evaluate survival rates and acute-phase clinical features of upper cervical spine injuries...
February 22, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217386/true-oblique-axis-fracture-associated-with-congenital-anomalies-of-the-upper-cervical-spine-case-report-of-an-unusual-fracture-pattern
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Luis A Robles
BACKGROUND: Acute traumatic axis fractures are common cervical spine injuries often caused by road accidents or falls. They are usually classified into three different types, namely, odontoid fractures, Hangman's fractures, and miscellaneous fractures. Congenital malformations of the craniovertebral junction (CVJ), although typically asymptomatic, may result in neural compression or instability, especially following trauma. Here, the authors present an unusual oblique axis fracture occurring in conjunction with several malformations of the upper cervical spine...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194180/passage-of-an-anterior-odontoid-screw-through-gastrointestinal-tract
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L Leitner, C I Brückmann, M M Gilg, G Bratschitsch, P Sadoghi, A Leithner, R Radl
Purpose. Anterior screw fixation has become a popular surgical treatment method for instable odontoid fractures. Screw loosening and migration are a rare, severe complication following anterior odontoid fixation, which can lead to esophagus perforation and requires revision operation. Methods. We report a case of screw loosening and migration after anterior odontoid fixation, which perforated the esophagus and was excreted without complications in a 78-year-old male patient. Results. A ventral dislocated anterior screw perforated through the esophagus after eight years after implantation and was excreted through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182084/c2-fracture-subtypes-incidence-and-treatment-allocation-change-with-age-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-233-consecutive-cases
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Anna-Lena Robinson, Anders Möller, Yohan Robinson, Claes Olerud
The currently available data on the distribution of C2 fracture subtypes is sparse. This study was designed to identify the proportions of the second cervical vertebra (C2) fracture subtypes and to present age and gender specific incidences of subgroups. A dataset of all patients treated between 2002 and 2014 for C2 fractures was extracted from the regional hospital information system. C2 fractures were classified into odontoid fractures types 1, 2, and 3, Hangman's fractures types 1, 2, and 3, and atypical C2 fractures...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175376/odontoid-fractures-and-the-silver-tsunami-evidence-and-practice-in-the-very-elderly
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Christopher S Graffeo, Avital Perry, Ross C Puffer, Lucas P Carlstrom, Wendy Chang, Grant W Mallory, Michelle J Clarke
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August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144584/teriparatide-anabolic-therapy-as-potential-treatment-of-type-ii-dens-non-union-fractures
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Enrico Pola, Virginia Pambianco, Debora Colangelo, Virginia M Formica, Giovanni Autore, Luigi A Nasto
Odontoid fractures account for 5% to 15% of all cervical spine injuries and 1% to 2% of all spine fractures. Type II fractures are the most common fracture pattern in elderly patients. Treatment (rigid and non-rigid immobilization, anterior screw fixation of the odontoid and posterior C1-C2 fusion) remains controversial and represents a unique challenge for the treating surgeon. The aims of treatment in the elderly is to quickly restore pre-injury function while decreasing morbidity and mortality associated with inactivity, immobilization with rigid collar and prolonged hospitalization...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125522/post-traumatic-spinal-hygroma-causing-cord-compression-in-type-iii-odontoid-fracture-with-vertical-atlanto-axial-instability
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Salvatore Russo, Antonio Belli, Andy Eynon, Ali Nader-Sepahi
STUDY DESIGN: Case-Report OBJECTIVE.: To report the first case in the literature of a traumatic cervical spine subdural cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection (hygroma) under tension causing cord compression. We suggest etio-pathogenesis and modality of treatment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Hygromas are subdural cranial CSF collection. A literature review showed no previous published case of post-traumatic spinal hygroma. This was a potential life threatening sequelae of a high cervical injury that warranted early diagnosis and emergency treatment...
January 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124724/number-of-positive-radiographic-findings-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Thomas Ruffing, Tim Danko, Thomas Henzler, Christel Weiss, Alexander Hofmann, Markus Muhm
PURPOSE: Conventional radiography is frequently performed in pediatric patients in whom fractures and dislocations are suspected. However, until now, the rate of positive findings of the most commonly performed radiographic examinations in pediatric patients is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the number of positive findings in the 20 most frequently requested standard radiographic examinations in pediatric patients in a level 1 trauma center systematically. METHODS: A transversal cohort study was conducted at a level 1 trauma center in Germany (2008-2014)...
January 26, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111622/cruciate-paralysis-in-a-20-year-old-male-with-an-undisplaced-type-iii-odontoid-fracture
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Mansukhani Sameer A, Tuteja Sanesh V, Dhar Sanjay B
INTRODUCTION: Cruciate Paralysis is a rare incomplete spinal cord syndrome presenting as brachial diplegia with minimal or no involvement of the lower extremities. It occurs as a result of trauma to the cervical spine and is associated with fractures of the axis and/or atlas. Diagnosis is confirmed on MRI and is managed by treatment of the underlying pathology. Prognosis depends on the extent of spinal cord injury and the exact cause. CASE PRESENTATION: A 20-year-old male presented to the casualty with a history of an injury to the back of the head as a result of a fall...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076601/retrospective-analysis-of-a-case-series-of-patients-with-traumatic-injuries-to-the-craniocervical-junction
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Luiz Adriano Esteves, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Helder Tedeschi
Objective: To evaluate the correlation between the treatment, the characteristics of the lesions and the clinical outcome of patients with traumatic injuries to the craniocervical junction. Methods: This was a retrospective study of patients treated conservatively or surgically between 2010 and 2013 with complete data sets. Results: We analyzed 37 patients, 73% were men with mean age of 41.7 years. Of these, 32% were submitted to initial surgical treatment and 68% received conservative treatment...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072744/posterior-arthrodesis-of-c1-c3-for-the-stabilization-of-multiple-unstable-upper-cervical-fractures-with-spinal-cord-compromise-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Deting Xue, Qixin Chen, Gang Chen, Wenhai Zhuo, Fangcai Li
BACKGROUND: Multiple fractures of the atlas and axis are rare. The management of multiple fragment axis fractures and unstable atlas fractures is still challenging for the spinal surgeon. There are no published reports of similar fractures with 3-part fracture of axis associated with an unstable atlas fracture. CASE SUMMARY: We present a patient with concurrent axis and atlas fractures, which have not been reported. The patient suffered hyperextension injury with neck pain and numbness of the bilateral upper extremity associated with weakness after a 2-m fall...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054384/computational-anatomy-of-the-dens-axis-evaluated-by-quantitative-computed-tomography-implications-for-anterior-screw-fixation
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Dominic Gehweiler, Dirk Wähnert, Norbert Meier, Maarten Spruit, Michael Johannes Raschke, Robert Geoff Richards, Hansrudi Noser, Lukas Kamer
The surgical fracture fixation of the odontoid process (dens) of the second cervical vertebra (C2/axis) is a challenging procedure, particularly in elderly patients affected by bone loss, and includes screw positioning close to vital structures. The aim of this study was to provide an extended anatomical knowledge of C2, the bone mass distribution and bone loss, and to understand the implications for anterior screw fixation. 120 standard clinical quantitative computed tomography (QCT) scans of the intact cervical spine from 60 female and 60 male European patients, aged 18-90 years, were used to compute a three-dimensional statistical model and an averaged bone mass model of C2...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053266/predictors-of-mortality-following-conservatively-managed-fractures-of-the-odontoid-in-elderly-patients
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S Bajada, A Ved, A G Dudhniwala, S Ahuja
AIMS: Rates of mortality as high as 25% to 30% have been described following fractures of the odontoid in the elderly population. The aim of this study was to examine whether easily identifiable variables present on admission are associated with mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A consecutive series of 83 elderly patients with a fracture of the odontoid following a low-impact injury was identified retrospectively. Data that were collected included demographics, past medical history and the results of blood tests on admission...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050699/the-challenging-fractures-of-the-odontoid-process-a-review-of-the-classification-schemes
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Dimitrios S Korres, Dimitrios G Chytas, Konstantinos N Markatos, Nicolaos E Efstathopoulos, Vasileios S Nikolaou
Fractures of the odontoid process seem to have an unclear and not well-understood behavior. This is well demonstrated in the literature as there is a disagreement in many fields, including the patterns of fractures, the percentage of pseudarthrosis or the appropriate treatment that is required. This situation makes the fracture itself a "challenging" one. Indeed, despite the existence of extensive literature, there are still many unresolved problems concerning these fractures. We recognize six main classification schemes of the odontoid process fractures which clearly demonstrate the presence of differences but, also, the disadvantages that these classifications are related to...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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