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Odontoid fractures are common C-spine fractures in the elderly. However, the optimal treatment of odontoid fractures in the elderly is, still subject to controversy.
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Name: Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR
Fractures of the odontoid represent as much as 20% of cervical spine fractures in adults, and they are the most common spine fracture in patients over 80 years of age. Despite their prevalence, the ma...
The craniovertebral junction (CVJ) is a complex anatomical area upon which most of the motion of the upper cervical spine depends . Because of its unique range of motion, the CVJ is subject to seve...
This single-centre retrospective study compared anterior odontoid screw fixation and posterior atlantoaxial fusion in the surgical treatment of type II B odontoid fractures according to Grauer in elde...
For odontoid fractures, surgical treatment approaches including anterior odontoid screw fixation approach and the posterior C1-C2 arthrodesis approach are generally adopted in practice. However, the c...
A type II odontoid fracture, if unstable, can cause spinal cord damage. In this case, it is essential to choose the correct treatment-but the issues of what the correct treatment is and which of the ...
The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and effectiveness of surgical versus conservative management of type II odontoid fractures among patients > 64 years of age. Of secondary...
Usually, cervical spine fractures are not considered as osteoporotic fractures. However, recent studies show that odontoid fractures are the most common fractures of the cervical spine in ...
This prospective study addresses one of the most controversial topics in the treatment of cervical spine trauma: the management of type II odontoid process fractures in the elderly. It is ...
Odontoid fracture is a common fracture accounting for 10-15% of all cervical fractures. It occurs in bimodal fashion in elderly and young patients. The classification of Anderson and Alon...
The fracture of the humeral diaphysis is a condition that represents 2% of all fractures. The conservative treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the humerus has long been considered the onl...
Fractures of the proximal humerus, including the head, anatomic and surgical necks, and tuberosities.
Transverse sectioning and repositioning of the maxilla. There are three types: Le Fort I osteotomy for maxillary advancement or the treatment of maxillary fractures; Le Fort II osteotomy for the treatment of maxillary fractures; Le Fort III osteotomy for the treatment of maxillary fractures with fracture of one or more facial bones. Le Fort III is often used also to correct craniofacial dysostosis and related facial abnormalities. (From Dorland, 28th ed, p1203 & p662)
Fractures of the short, constricted portion of the thigh bone between the femur head and the trochanters. It excludes intertrochanteric fractures which are HIP FRACTURES.
Therapeutic approaches that are limited, gradual, or well-established as opposed to radical methods.
Tearing away of the CORTICAL BONE fragment at the location of a strong ligament or tendon attachment. The bone fragment detachment site often occurs near a soft site (e.g., GROWTH PLATE) at the base where LIGAMENTS; TENDONS; or JOINT CAPSULES attach. In younger patients it is most often caused by a sudden forceful pull on a tendon in the opposite direction of the bone movement. In the elderly it is associated with osteoporotic INSUFFICIENCY FRACTURES.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...