Medical Definition of Axis fracture

1. Incidence: 6% of cervical spine injuries, associated with atlas fractures in 8%, hyperflexion injury: odontoid fracture, type I avulsion of tip of odontoid (5-8%) difficult to detect, type II fracture through base of dens (54-67%) complication: nonunion, type III subdental injury (30-33%) prognosis: good, Differential diagnosis: os odontoideum, ossiculum terminale, hypoplasia/aplasia of dens, hyperextension injury: hangman's fracture (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Axis Fracture

axions
axioplasm
axiopodium
axiopulpal
axiosymmetric
axioversion
axipetal
axiramificate
axis
axis-traction forceps
axis bulbi externus
axis bulbi internus
axis corpuscle
axis cylinder
axis deviation
axis fracture (current term)
axis lentis
axis ligament of malleus
axis of evil
axis of lens
axis of rotation
axis of symmetry
axis opticus
axis pelvis
axis shift
axis traction
axis vertebra
axised
axises
axisymmetric

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