Burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine: changes of the spinal canal during operative treatment and follow-up

@article{Leferink2002BurstFO,
  title={Burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine: changes of the spinal canal during operative treatment and follow-up},
  author={Vincent J M Leferink and Joeke Nijboer and Kelly Zimmerman and E. F. M. Veldhuis and Elisabeth M. ten Vergert and H. J. ten Duis},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={12},
  pages={255-260}
}
Although multiple studies have concluded operative decompression of a traumatically narrowed spinal canal is not indicated because of spontaneous remodeling, instrumental decompression is frequently used as part of the operative treatment of spinal fractures. To investigate the process of remodeling, we studied the diameter of the spinal canal in 95 patients with burst fractures at the thoracolumbar junction (T9-L2). To measure and compare the spinal canal's diameter we used either computed… CONTINUE READING
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