Introduction: Odontoid fracture occurs in 15% of cervical spine injury.
good clinical out come can be achieved by doing anterior single lag screw fixation in type 2 odontoid fracture.
Methods: we have followed the Anderson D`Alonzo`s classification, 22 cases of type 2 Odontoid fracture were selected.Plane X-Ray of cervical spine Ap with open mouth and lateral views,CT-scan of CV junction and MRI cervical spine was done.
Results: Immediate fixation of fracture.
preserves normal mobility of C1-C2.
HIGH RATE OF FUSION.
Improvement of pain.
Conclusions: Single screw fixation provides immediate stabilisation of Odontoid fracture.
Patient Care: By doing anterior single screw fixation immediate stabilisation of Odontoid fracture and early mobilisation can be achieved.
Learning Objectives: If fracture is not reduced properly then K- wire can go anywhere in soft tissues,must remain in midline.
must have good IITV.
Associated subluxation must be treated by posterior approach.