Odontoid Process Fracture in Children: Delayed Diagnosis and Successful Conservative Management with a Halo Cast

Tavares, Joao O.; Frankovitch, Karl F.
January 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jan2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 1, p170
Academic Journal
The article reports on odontoid fractures in children younger than seven years of age which represent a disruption through the cartilage plate. The diagnosis of an odontoid abnormality can be delayed for several years. Halo fixation pins were used on the children. The fractures were healed in eight to 16 weeks.


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