Thoracolumbar junction lateral spine dislocation.

  title={Thoracolumbar junction lateral spine dislocation.},
  author={Etienne Morel and Brice Ilharreborde and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Zadegan and Cyril Dauzac and Ludovic Rillardon and Pierre Guigui},
  journal={Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR},
  volume={96 4},
The authors describe a case of traumatic lateral spine dislocation at the thoracolumbar junction level, without fracture, in a healthy young adult, complicated by a complete neurological deficit. The main aspects of surgical management are discussed based on a review of the literature. Control of the spinal cord is a mandatory first step, before reduction, independently of neurological deficits considerations. Instrumented stabilization and fusion are achieved thereafter; levels selection for… CONTINUE READING

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