Fracture of C1 vertebra managed with unilateral trans-articular screw fixation- Report of two cases

Vol 41 | Issue 1 | Jan-Jun 2020 | page: 35-38 | Hemanta Kumar Bamidi, Satya Ranjan Patra, Siddhartha Shankar Mohanty, Kishore Chandra Das


Authors: Hemanta Kumar Bamidi [1], Satya Ranjan Patra [1], Siddhartha Shankar Mohanty [1], Kishore Chandra Das1y [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Satya Ranjan Patra,
Hi-Tech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha India.
E-mail: drsatyarp@gmail.com


Abstract

Fracture of C1 vertebrae nearly accounts for 2-13% of cervical spine injury. The fracture may be stable or unstable. If both anterior and posterior arch of atlas is fractured then it is considered an unstable type and needs surgical intervention. Various fixation methods have been described by researchers. We describe two cases of unstable C1 fractures managed with trans-articular screw fixation by minimal invasive technique. Trans-articular screw fixation is a less invasive and safe method for unstable C1 fractures.
Keywords: C1 vertebrae [atlas], Jefferson fracture, Dens fracture, Trans-articular screw fixation.


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How to Cite this Article: Bamidi H K, Patra S R, Mohanty S S, Das K C. | Fracture of C1 vertebra managed with unilateraltrans articular screw fixation- report of two cases. | Odisha Journal of Orthopaedics & Trauma | Jan-June 2020; 41(1): 35-38 .

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