Shortening spinal column reconstruction through posterior only approach for the treatment of unstable osteoporotic burst lumber fracture: a case report

@inproceedings{Shawky2012ShorteningSC,
  title={Shortening spinal column reconstruction through posterior only approach for the treatment of unstable osteoporotic burst lumber fracture: a case report},
  author={Ahmed Shawky and Markus Kroeber},
  booktitle={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2012}
}
Case report. This study reports if shortening reconstruction procedure through posterior approach only can be used in osteoporotic unstable fracture as well as post-traumatic burst fracture. An 80-year-old female patient with unstable burst osteoporotic fracture of L1 underwent posterior approach corpectomy and shortening reconstruction of the spinal column by non-expandable cages. The surgery was uneventful, with average blood loss. Using of small profile cages has helped us to avoid root… CONTINUE READING

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