Short-segment fixation of lumbar burst fractures using pedicle fixation at the level of the fracture.

@article{Mahar2007ShortsegmentFO,
  title={Short-segment fixation of lumbar burst fractures using pedicle fixation at the level of the fracture.},
  author={Andrew Todd Mahar and Choll W. Kim and Michelle Wedemeyer and Lance K. Mitsunaga and Tim R Odell and Bryce R Johnson and Steven A Garfin},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 14},
  pages={1503-7}
}
STUDY DESIGN Cadaveric biomechanical study and retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVE Biomechanical comparison of segmental versus nonsegmental fixation of lumbar burst fractures and clinical analysis of short-term radiographic outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Traditional short nonsegmental posterior fixation of thoracolumbar burst fractures suffers from high rates of failure. Construct stability may be improved by inserting additional screws at the fracture level. METHODS Six intact… CONTINUE READING

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