Burst fracture of the fifth lumbar vertebra: results of posterior internal fixation and transpedicular bone grafting

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Burst fractures of the fifth lumbar vertebra are rare, and there are only a few reports on this subject, which is characterised by its unique anatomical and biomechanical features. This retrospective analysis reports on ten patients whose fractures of L5 were stabilised with a short internal fixator in combination with a posterior fusion as well as… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-002-0390-1

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