Dens Transfixation Plate

  • R. Streli


Performing osteosynthesis in dens fractures using an anterior approach has proved to be an interesting challenge. Following studies on cadaver specimens, we first performed medullary nailing in a dens fracture, using a curved nail with U-shaped profile.


Lateral Extension Odontoid Fracture Anterior Longitudinal Ligament Anterior Arch Sternohyoid Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Streli
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  1. 1.LinzAustria

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