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Table 4 Rate of non-compliance with published treatment recommendations for odontoid fractures, and reasons why primary external immobilization was chosen instead of primary surgical fixation [4, 11,12,13,14]

From: Odontoid fractures: impact of age and comorbidities on surgical decision making

  Reason for non-compliance N (%)
Compliant   195 (58.0)
Non-compliant Age/comorbidities 122 (36.3)
  Lethal injury 8 (2.4)
  Delayed diagnosis 8 (2.4)
Missing data   3 (0.9)
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