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Neurosurgery Blog Features Article on Traumatic Odontoid Fractures

On July 17, the Neurosurgery Blog cross-posted a recent publication in Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Titled “Surgery Decreases Nonunion, Myelopathy, and Mortality for Patients With Traumatic Odontoid Fractures: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis,” the article was published as part of Neurosurgery’s High-Impact Manuscript Service.

The article addresses odontoid fractures, common in elderly patients after a low-energy fall. “Given the increasing incidence of odontoid fractures with the aging population, we believe our findings could assist with neurosurgical decision-making for an increasingly common and complex problem,” the researchers say.

Click here to read the Neurosurgery Blog cross-post.