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Hangman’s Fracture in an Osteogenesis Imperfecta Patient

Authors
Publisher
Elsevier Inc.
Volume
80
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2012.03.029
Keywords
  • Hangman’S Fracture
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Background Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis, also known as a hangman’s fracture, is a well-described entity but is relatively uncommon. There are only two published reports of these fractures occurring in pediatric patients with osteogenesis imperfecta, a disorder that predisposes patients to long bone fractures. Case Description We present a unique case of an adult woman with osteogenesis imperfecta who sustained an Effendi type II hangman’s fracture. Conclusion Effendi type II fractures can be conservatively managed via rigid or nonrigid cervical orthosis.

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