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Free CME Article: Morbidity and Mortality of C2 Fractures in the Elderly

Background: Closed C2 fractures commonly occur after falls or other trauma in the elderly and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Controversy exists as to best treatment practices for these patients.

Objective: To compare outcomes for elderly patients with closed C2 fractures by treatment modality.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 28 surgically and 28 nonsurgically treated cases of closed C2 fractures without spinal cord injury in patients aged 65 years of age or older treated at Stanford Hospital between January 2000 and July 2010. Comorbidities, fracture characteristics, and treatment details were recorded; primary outcomes were 30-day mortality and complication rates; secondary outcomes were length of hospital stay and long-term survival.

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Written by NEUROSURGERY® Editorial Office

April 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Ahead of Print: Morbidity and Mortality of C2 Fractures in the Elderly

Background: Closed C2 fractures commonly occur after falls or other trauma in the elderly and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Controversy exists as to best treatment practices for these patients.

Objective: To compare outcomes for elderly patients with closed C2 fractures by treatment modality.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 28 surgically and 28 non-surgically treated cases of closed C2 fractures without spinal cord injury in patients aged 65 or older treated at Stanford Hospital between January 2000 and July 2010. Comorbidities, fracture characteristics, and treatment details were recorded; primary outcomes were 30-day mortality and complication rates, secondary outcomes were length of stay and long-term survival.

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Written by NEUROSURGERY® Editorial Office

February 27, 2012 at 7:36 AM

Ahead of Print: Outcomes for C2 Fractures

Background: Closed C2 fractures commonly occur after falls or other trauma in the elderly and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Controversy exists as to best treatment practices for these patients.

Objective: To compare outcomes for elderly patients with closed C2 fractures by treatment modality.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 28 surgically and 28 non-surgically treated cases of closed C2 fractures without spinal cord injury in patients aged 65 or older treated at Stanford Hospital between January 2000 and July 2010. Comorbidities, fracture characteristics, and treatment details were recorded; primary outcomes were 30-day mortality and complication rates, secondary outcomes were length of stay and long-term survival.

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Written by NEUROSURGERY® Editorial Office

February 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM

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