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Figure 3: Screw cut-through following anterior odontoid screw (OS) fixation (a– d). This 35-year-old patient had a fall from height leading to type III odontoid fracture and underwent anterior OS fixation. (a) Computed tomography (CT) scan showed mildly displaced type III odontoid fracture with a small chip of bone piece at the anterior base; (c) Post-traction X-ray showing a well-aligned fracture; (b) CT scan in the immediate postoperative period showing a well-placed OS; and, (d) Third-day post-operative scan showing loss of reduction with screw cut-through

Figure 3: Screw cut-through following anterior odontoid screw (OS) fixation (a– d). This 35-year-old patient had a fall from height leading to type III odontoid fracture and underwent anterior OS fixation. (a) Computed tomography (CT) scan showed mildly displaced type III odontoid fracture with a small chip of bone piece at the anterior base; (c) Post-traction X-ray showing a well-aligned fracture; (b) CT scan in the immediate postoperative period showing a well-placed OS; and, (d) Third-day post-operative scan showing loss of reduction with screw cut-through