Hello Professionally Integrated,
Here is a paper where the authors looked at multiple dens fractures and basically found that sagittal alignment played a bigger role than the force of the impact. I feel this is a good study demonstrating that impact (like in crashes with little car damage) is not the main factor in injury.
Lets take a look at what the authors had to say:
"However, the dens in those with ground level falls had a significantly greater mean fracture angle compared with the higher energy trauma groups" Doc, the lower energy fall caused the . . .
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