Axis fracture | definition of axis fracture by Medical dictionary
Fractures of C2 vertebral body account for 17% of all cervical spine fractures
Other C2 fractures—22%
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5) When an atlas fracture is associated with an axis fracture, patients may undergo external immobilization to allow C1 to heal prior to surgical repair of C2.
7% of cervical spine fractures in a series of 340 axis fractures.
Dynamic radiographs one year after surgery show fusion of the axis fracture
and preservation of physiologic movement at Cl-2 and C2-3.