Dynamic canal encroachment during thoracolumbar burst fractures.

  title={Dynamic canal encroachment during thoracolumbar burst fractures.},
  author={Manohar M. Panjabi and M. Kifune and Lian-qing Wen and Markus Arand and Thomas Oxland and R. M. Lin and Won Suck Yoon and Anita Vasavada},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  volume={8 1},
In the burst fractures seen clinically, often poor correlation exists between the neurological deficit and the canal encroachment measured on post-trauma radiographic images. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the dynamic canal encroachment during the trauma is greater than the static canal encroachment posttrauma. We successfully produced burst fractures in nine of 15 fresh human cadaveric thoracolumbar spine specimens (T11-L1). The specimens were incrementally impacted… CONTINUE READING


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