SPECIAL FOCUS: SpineSurgical treatment of odontoid fractures a reviewNeil, Jayson A.; Gillick, John; Das, Kaushik Author Information Department of Neurological Surgery, New York Medical College, Valhalla NY The authors report no conflicts of interest. Dr. Kaushik Das is a consultant for Lanx. Correspondence to Kaushik Das, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Munger Pavilion, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595 Tel: +914 493 8392; fax: +914 594 3206; e-mail: [email protected] Current Orthopaedic Practice: May/June 2012 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 - p 166-171 doi: 10.1097/BCO.0b013e3182548f44 Buy Metrics Abstract Cervical spine fractures are the most common traumatic spine injuries. Odontoid fractures represent 25% of these injuries. The optimal treatment for odontoid fractures remains controversial. The authors review the literature regarding the nonsurgical and surgical management of odontoid fractures. The risks, benefits, and outcomes of the various treatments for odontoid fractures are discussed. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.