Clinical Spine Fellow, The Ohio State University, USA
*Corresponding author: Vibhu Krishnan Viswanathan, Clinical Spine Fellow, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio – 43202, USA, Tel: +16143023859; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission: October 29, 2017; Published: January 09, 2018
ISSN : 2576-8875Volume1 Issue5
Fractures of upper cervical spine are very rare. The principles underlying the management of injuries to atlas and axis in adult patients are different from sub-axial spine. The current article comprehensively outlines the rationale behind the management of these injuries and discusses the guidelines based on the existing literature. A majority of these fractures can be managed conservatively. Specific indications for rigid immobilization and surgical fusion have been outlined in this article.