Anterior Stabilization Application With Odontoid Screw In A Patient With Type 2 Odontoid Fracture A Case Report

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Taş A., Aycan A., Arabacı Ö., Yokuş A., Arslan H.

Eastern Journal of Medicine, vol.27, no.2, pp.325-329, 2022 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/ejm.2022.48295
  • Journal Name: Eastern Journal of Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-329
  • Keywords: anterior approach, craniocervical junction, halo, Odontoid fracture, odontoid screw
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, Yuzuncu Yil Universitesi Tip Fakultesi. All rights reserved.The treatment of type II odontoid fractures has been discussed for many years. Due to the complex anatomy of the craniocervical junction, many-questions are encountered in the diagnosis and treatment of such fractures. However, in centers without Neuro-navigation and O-arm, free hand technique still remains a viable option for the surgical treatment of such cases. Although there is no neuronavigation and O-arm in our center, we will present our case of type II odontoid screw placement with free hand technique that we successfully applied in our elderly patient with a Type II fracture.