Anterior instrumentation in the management of thoracolumbar burst fractures.

  title={Anterior instrumentation in the management of thoracolumbar burst fractures.},
  author={Alexander J. Ghanayem and Thomas A Zdeblick},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Anterior instrumentation in the treatment of thoracolumbar fractures has progressed significantly during the past 2 decades. These fixation systems have evolved to meet the anatomic, biomechanical, and imaging challenges associated with internal fixation of the thoracolumbar spine. The evolution of these devices will be reviewed, and from this, the indications and surgical techniques necessary for the safe and effective use of the device will be discussed. This study also reports the authors… CONTINUE READING


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