Mortality in Elderly Patients After Cervical Spine Fractures
- Alarming Rise in the Number and Incidence of Fall-Induced Cervical Spine Injuries Among Older Adults. Kannus, Pekka; Palvanen, Mika; Niemi, Seppo; Parkkari, Jari // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Feb2007, Vol. 62A Issue 2, p180
Background. Although fall-induced injuries among older adults are said to be a major public health concern in modem societies with aging populations, reliable epidemiologic information on their secular trends is limited. Methods. We determined the current trend in the number and incidence (per...
- Radiographic analysis of type II odontoid fractures in a geriatric patient population: description and pathomechanism of the 'Geier'-deformity. Reinhold, Maximilian; Bellabarba, C.; Bransford, R.; Chapman, J.; Krengel, W.; Lee, M.; Wagner, T. // European Spine Journal;Nov2011, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p1928
Introduction: Type II odontoid fractures are one among the most common cervical spine fractures in the elders. We reviewed a consecutive series of patients, aged 65 years and older, presenting to our institution with type II odontoid fractures. Our analysis focused on the radiographic outcome,...
- Rigid cervical collar treatment for geriatric type II odontoid fractures. Molinari, Robert; Khera, Oner; Gruhn, William; McAssey, Ryan // European Spine Journal;May2012, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p855
Purpose: To evaluate fracture healing, functional outcomes, complications, and mortality associated with rigid cervical collars. Methods: Thirty-four patients with <50% odontoid displacement were treated with a rigid cervical collar for 12 weeks (Average age = 84 years). Outcome scores were...
- Treatment modality in type II odontoid fractures defines the outcome in elderly patients. Scheyerer, Max J.; Zimmermann, Stefan M.; Simmen, Hans-Peter; Wanner, Guido A.; Werner, Clément M. L. // BMC Surgery;
Background Odontoid fractures account for approximately 20% of all fractures of the cervical spine. They represent the most common cervical spine injury for patients older than 70 years, the majority being type II fractures (65-74%), which are considered to be relatively unstable. The management...
- Jefferson fracture. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1247
An encyclopedia entry for "Jefferson fracture" which refers to a burst fracture of the first cervical vertebra, its symptoms and treatment is presented.
- Finnish study finds severe vertebral fractures predict eventual hip fractures. // Orthopaedics Today Europe;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p17
The article presents findings of a study on severe vertebral fractures as an indication of eventual hip fractures, presented at EuroSpine 2010 in Vienna, Austria, from September 15 to 17.
- Mortality Following the Diagnosis of a Vertebral Compression Fracture in the Medicare Population. Lau, Edmund; Ong, Kevin; Kurtz, Steven; Schmier, Jordana; Edidin, Av // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 7, p1479
Background: Vertebral compression fractures in women are associated with increased mortality, but the generality of this finding, as a function of age, sex, ethnicity, and region, among the entire elderly population in the United States remains unclear. The objective of this study was to assess...
- Risk factors for vertebral artery injuries in cervical spine trauma. Harshavardhana, Nanjundappa S.; Dabke, Harshad V. // Orthopedic Reviews;2014, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p128
Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (i.e. involvement of carotid and vertebral arteries) are increasingly being recognized in setting of cervical spine trauma/fractures and are associated with high incidence of stroke/morbidity and mortality. The incidence of vertebral artery injuries (VAI) is more...
- Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis: analysis of management. Barros, T E P; Bohlman, H H; Capen, D A; Cotler, J; Dons, K; Biering-Sorensen, F; Marchesi, D G; Zigler, J E // Spinal Cord;Mar1999, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p166
Presents a case study on traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis. Information on the patient; Analysis of different opinion regarding the condition; Recommendations for treatment.