Management of Type – II Odontoid Process Fracture by Anterior Odontoid Screw Fixation (AOSF) in Young Adults: Case Series
odontoid fracture AOSF with lag screw is the reference technique in unstable fracture. Various other treatment modalities have been described in the literature; however author finds the ASOF technique to be reasonable with less intraoperative and post-operative complications. Moreover the rate of bony fusion is also high and post-operative mobilization in case of ASOF.
Material and Methods: This is prospective observational case series. Two cases of odontoid fractures (type II) are reported.
Results and Conclusion: Our cases illustrated that odontoid fracture type II can successfully be managed with AOSF with good post-operative outcome. Union rate of this fracture is high with lag screw fixation (AOSF technique). Nevertheless, due to a limited number of cases author would also like to add that outcome could be better assessed in a larger group of study.
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