Complications in surgical treatment of thoracolumbar injuries

  title={Complications in surgical treatment of thoracolumbar injuries},
  author={Christian Knop and Leonard Bastian and U. F. Lange and Michael Oeser and Marty Zdichavsky and Michael Blauth},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
The range of surgical methods for operative treatment of thoracolumbar injuries, with their different ways of approach, grafts and techniques, remains wide. The authors present sources of error and specific complications based on their own experience and on the results of a multicenter study of the Spine Study Group of the German Trauma Association (DGU). A systematic overview of possible mistakes and complications is first presented in anatomical order. A detailed analysis is then presented of… CONTINUE READING