Anterior cervical arthrodesis for chronic hangman's fracture in a patient with osteopetrosis: a case report.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2018 Feb 10. Epub 2018 Feb 10.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Fukuyama Medical Center, 4-14-17, Okinogami-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, 720-8520, Japan.
Introduction: Osteopetrosis is a clinical syndrome characterized by the failure of osteoclasts to resorb bone. Affected patients usually suffer from repetitive fractures due to this pathological state. Surgical treatment of these fractures is often complicated by the difficulty of working with the extremely hard and brittle bones. Read More