Surgical outcomes of temporary short-segment instrumentation without augmentation for thoracolumbar burst fractures.

@article{Aono2016SurgicalOO,
  title={Surgical outcomes of temporary short-segment instrumentation without augmentation for thoracolumbar burst fractures.},
  author={Hiroyuki Aono and Hidekazu Tobimatsu and Kenta Ariga and Masayuki Kuroda and Yukitaka Nagamoto and Shota Takenaka and Masayuki Furuya and Motoki Iwasaki},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={1337-44}
}
BACKGROUND Short-segment posterior spinal instrumentation for thoracolumbar burst fracture provides superior correction of kyphosis by an indirect reduction technique, but it has a high failure rate. We investigated the clinical and radiological results of temporary short-segment pedicle screw fixation without augmentation performed for thoracolumbar burst fractures with the goal of avoiding treatment failure by waiting to see if anterior reconstruction was necessary. METHODS We studied 27… CONTINUE READING