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PurposeTraumatic fractures to the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) are rare events requiring complex clinical management. Several classification systems are currently in use; however, recent improvements of junctional knowledge has focused attention on the role of ligaments and membranes in vertebral biomechanical stability. The aim of this study was to present our preliminary experience with the “MILD” score scale, which should allow fast and effective classification of all CVJ traumatic fractures based on vertebral instability in the acute setting.MethodsA prospective study was conducted on 38 consecutive patients with 43 traumatic junctional fractures identified by computed tomography (CT) scan in the acute trauma phase. The MILD scale was applied to all fractures, and a score was obtained for each patient. All cases underwent magnetic resonance …
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 
1 Jun 2014

A Debernardi, E Sala, G D’Aliberti, G Talamonti, M Cenzato

Biblio References: 
Volume: 40 Issue: 3 Pages: 343-350
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery