ODONTOID FRACTURE IN MOTOR VEHICLE ENVIRONMENTS

This study compared the findings from the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) and Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) databases for odontoid fractures in motor vehicle crashes. The NASS database was used for years 1996-2002, and the CIREN database for years 1996-2003. An overall evaluation of the number of cases as a function of impact indicated a preponderance of frontal crash modality in both databases. The minimal involvement of rear impact indicates the potential insignificant effects of the posterior-anterior acceleration on odontoid fractures. To prevent odontoid fractures, focus should be placed on frontal impacts.

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  • Accession Number: 00989594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2005 12:00AM