The nonsurgical treatment of fractures of the dens epistrophei.

N. Bettini, S. Cervellati, M. Di Silvestre, M. Palmisani, T. Bianco, R. Savini

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The authors examined 25 fractures of the dens epistrophei treated conservatively by several methods in order to evaluate the most suitable treatment for this lesion. A Minerva plaster cast proved to be effective in the treatment of type III fractures, while the halo plaster system obtained the best results in type II fractures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991

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  • Medicine(all)


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