Anterior odontoid screw fixation for type III fracture

Case contributed by Dr Subash Thapa


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 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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Case information

rID: 41500
Published: 9th Dec 2015
Last edited: 10th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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