Open reduction of unstable thoracolumbar spinal injuries and fixation with Harrington rods.

@article{Yosipovitch1977OpenRO,
  title={Open reduction of unstable thoracolumbar spinal injuries and fixation with Harrington rods.},
  author={Z H Yosipovitch and Gordon C Robin and M. Makin},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1977},
  volume={59 8},
  pages={1003-15}
}
The results of treatment of sixteen patients with unstable thoracolumbar spinal injuries are recorded. Early open reduction, stabilization with Harrington rods, spine fusion, application of a plaster jacket until consolidation, and early mobilization was the treatment. Distraction rods were used in twelve patients and compression rods, in four. Nine… CONTINUE READING