I am new to the forum and would like get some input on methods for selecting a surgeon for the examination/consultation for a c2 odontoid type-2 fracture for my 89 y.o. mother. I am finding relatively few surgeons that have moderate experience treating this type of fracture . The experience information was found on various web sites that show insurance and medicare claims for this treatment. Maybe I am not searching correctly.
The number of qualified surgeons becomes even shorter when adding additional recommended criteria of surgeon's outcome data, hospital outcome date for procedure and ratings, medicare insurance assignment, and patient reviews.
My mother got the fracture in a fall and there was a CT and an MRI done at the time. The fracture was stable, she had no symptoms, full strength in all of her limbs, so we decided on non surgical treatment and instead have her wear a cervical collar for 12 weeks. The 12 weeks has passed she is recovering well. I would appreciate any guidance or help.