Combined anterior plus posterior stabilization versus posterior short-segment instrumentation and fusion for mid-lumbar (L2-L4) burst fractures.

@article{Korovessis2006CombinedAP,
  title={Combined anterior plus posterior stabilization versus posterior short-segment instrumentation and fusion for mid-lumbar (L2-L4) burst fractures.},
  author={Panagiotis Korovessis and Andreas Baikousis and Spyridon Zacharatos and Georgios Petsinis and Georgios Koureas and Panagiotis Iliopoulos},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={859-68}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized study. OBJECTIVES.: To compare the results of the combined anterior-posterior surgery (Group A) with posterior "short-segment" transpedicular fixation (SSTF) (Group B) in mid-lumbar burst fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There are no comparative randomized clinical studies on the outcome following operative treatment of mid-lumbar fractures. METHODS Forty consecutive patients with L2-L4 fresh single A3-type/AO burst fractures and load sharing score… CONTINUE READING
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