Comparison of anterolateral and posterior approaches in the management of thoracolumbar burst fractures.

@article{Hitchon2006ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of anterolateral and posterior approaches in the management of thoracolumbar burst fractures.},
  author={Patrick W. Hitchon and James C. Torner and Kurt M. Eichholz and Stephanie Beeler},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          117-25
        }
}
OBJECT The authors undertook a retrospective cohort study of patients with T11-L2 thoracolumbar burst fractures who underwent decompression and the placement of instrumentation via the anterolateral or posterior approach. METHODS There were 63 thoracolumbar burst fractures in 45 male and 18 female patients. The instrumentation was placed posteriorly in 25 patients and anterolaterally in 38. The mean follow-up duration after discharge from the hospital was 1.8 years (range 6 months-8 years… CONTINUE READING

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