Implications of spine fixation on the adjacent lumbar levels for surgical treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures: a finite element analysis

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Surgical correction with corpectomy and subsequent fusion of neighboring levels is a commonly practiced treatment for thoracolumbar burst fractures. Different fixation constructs are currently implemented to fuse the injured level. However, little is known about the implications of such constructs on the biomechanics of the adjacent spine segments. The… (More)

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