Hangman’s fracture treatment in Preston,UK
If you live in Preston,UK we offer special rates for the treatment of Hangman’s fracture. Our spinal specialists are leading experts in treating Hangman’s fracture. The London Spine Unit offers package prices that include full assessment of your clinical condition including an MRI scan for a fixed package price of £700.
If you are travelling from Preston we can arrange transport and accommodation at a local hotel at reduced rates.
We specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of Hangman’s fracture. Our Specialists are trained in the recognition of symptoms caused by Hangman’s fracture. The best investigation for this condition is an MRI scan as this shows the structural damage that can be caused by Hangman’s fracture.
If you have been diagnosed with Hangman’s fracture then you should seek a specialist second opinion on the best treatment options as untreated Hangman’s fracture can lead to more serious problems including nerve damage, persistent pain and immobility.
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Information about Hangman’s fracture
Hangman’s fracture is the colloquial name given to a fracture of both pedicles, or pars interarticulares, of the axis vertebra (C2).
The injury mainly occurs from falls, usually in elderly adults, and motor accidents mainly due to impacts of high force causing extension of the neck and great axial load onto the C2 vertebra. In a study based in Norway, 60% of reported cervical fractures came from falls and 21% from motor-related accidents. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the group under the highest risk of C2 fractures are elderly people within the age group of 65-84 (39.02%) at risks of falls (61%) or motor accidents (21%) in metropolitan areas (94%). There were 203 discharges from the age group 1-17; 1,843 from 18- to 44-year-olds; 2,147 from 45- to 64-year-olds, 4,890 from 65- to 84-year-olds, and 3440 from 85+-year-olds. Females accounted for 54.45% of occurrences while males accounted for the other 45.38%.