The authors report a case of apophysial fracture of the odontoid process in association with paresis of the upper extremities in a 5-year-old child. The fracture was treated by gradual guided self-reduction without anaesthesia, followed by a Minerva jacket cast immobilisation. Reduction was anatomical, and the neurological problems regressed within 48 hours. © 2009.
Kinkpé, C. V. A., Dansokho, A. V., Coulibaly, N. F., Niane, M. M., Sèye, S. I. L., & Sales De Gauzy, J. (2009). Fracture of the odontoid process in children: A case report. Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research, 95(3), 234–236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otsr.2009.03.003