Neurosurgical management of acute atlas-axis combination fractures. A review of 25 cases.

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  • Combination atlas-axis fractures occur relatively frequently and have a higher incidence of neurological morbidity than isolated C-1 or isolated C-2 injuries. Patients with combination C1-2 fracture-subluxation injuries should be studied with thin-section computerized tomography. Appropriate treatment is determined by the type of axis fracture present and includes surgical and nonsurgical strategies. An experience with 25 patients with combination C1-2 fractures is presented, and management and follow-up guidelines are reviewed.
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  • Dickman CA; Hadley MN; Browner C; Sonntag VK
  • Start Page

  • 45
  • End Page

  • 49
  • Volume

  • 70
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  • 1