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Type II Odontoid Fracture and Anterior Screw

chaversincchaversin Posts: 2
edited 11/10/2015 - 4:43 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
My dad, age 80, is about to face the anterior lag screw surgery and would like to hear about other people's experiences with recovery.

Did you use a neck brace? How long did it take to go back to your usual activities? Did you have complications? Did they resolve?

Anything you've got to say about this surgery, including things that surgeons told you about it would be most appreciated!

80 year old dad
type II odontoid fracture
injury 9/1/2015
weighing types of surgery: anterior screw fixation vs. c1c2 posterior fusion
looking for any info you can share
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