volume 29, issue 2, P249-253 2014
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.958055
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Abstract: High rates of bony union and stable fibrous non-union with a good functional outcome can be achieved in the elderly population sustaining type II or III odontoid fractures, when managed non-surgically. Halo orthosis may not offer any clear advantage over hard collar in this group. Close follow-up is needed for late complications and there must be a willingness to perform surgery if conservative measures fail.