Dens Fractures: a Multi-center Study

  • Ch. R. Clark
  • A. A. WhiteIII


The treatment of dens fractures is controversial. No single method of management has yet become universally accepted. The major controversy centers around fractures occurring at the base of the dens.


Significant Displacement Odontoid Process Cervical Fusion Anterior Fusion Anterior Cervical Fusion 
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  1. 1.
    Clark CR, White AA III (1985) Fractures of the Dens: a multicenter study. J Bone Joint Surg, 67-A: 1340 – 1348PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Anderson LD, D’Alonzo RT (1974) Fractures of the odontoid process of the axis. J Bone Joint Surg 56-A: 1663 – 1674PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ch. R. Clark
    • 1
  • A. A. WhiteIII
    • 2
  1. 1.Iowa CityUSA
  2. 2.BostonUSA

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