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Atlas fracture classification

Type I

Fractures involving a single arch (31–45% of C1 fractures).

Isolated anterior or posterior arch fracture. A plough fracture is an isolated anterior arch fracture caused by a force driving the odontoid through the anterior arch.

Type II

Burst fracture (37–51 %): the classic Jefferson fracture.

Type III

Unilateral lateral mass fractures of the atlas (13–37%)

Stability determined by integrity of transverse ligament.

atlas_fracture_classification.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/11 12:36 by administrador