[Percutaneous dorsal versus open instrumentation for fractures of the thoracolumbar border. A comparative, prospective study].


STUDY DESIGN A prospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether a percutaneous dorsal instrumentation of thoracolumbar fractures prevents irreversible damage to the spinal muscles. METHODS A total of 57 patients with thoracolumbar fractures (Th12-L4) were divided into two groups, comparable in terms of gender, fracture level, classification and… (More)