Conservative versus surgical treatment for type II odontoid fractures in the elderly: Grading the evidence through a meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Conservative versus surgical treatment for type II odontoid fractures in the elderly: Grading the evidence through a meta-analysis."

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
ISSN: 1877-0568


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