Indirect spinal canal decompression in burst fractures treated with pedicle screw instrumentation.

@article{Sjostrom1996IndirectSC,
  title={Indirect spinal canal decompression in burst fractures treated with pedicle screw instrumentation.},
  author={Lisa Sjostrom and G. Karlstr{\'o}m and Peter Pech and Wolfgang Rauschning},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={113-23}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective evaluation of spinal canal areas in 67 consecutive burst fractures between T12 and L2 treated by reduction and stabilization with a pedicle fixator. OBJECTIVES Assessment of the efficacy of "indirect" spinal canal decompression in a large series of burst fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Up to 50% of burst fractures cause neurologic impairment. Reduction and posterior instrumentation is the most common surgical treatment. This also reduces spinal canal… CONTINUE READING
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