Anterior odontoid screw fixation for type III fracture

Case contributed by Subash Thapa
Diagnosis certain


Post-operative case of cervical trauma

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

There is anterior odontoid screw fixation for base of odontoid process fracture with normal alignment.

Case Discussion

Patient had a transverse fracture of the base of the dens and underwent anterior odontoid screw fixation. Patient had type III odontoid fracture according to both the Anderson and D’Alanzo classification and Roy Camille classification, which is an unstable fracture and needs surgical treatment.

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