Total vertebrectomy and spine shortening in the management of acute thoracic spine fracture dislocation: technical note and report of 3 cases.

@article{Obeid2011TotalVA,
  title={Total vertebrectomy and spine shortening in the management of acute thoracic spine fracture dislocation: technical note and report of 3 cases.},
  author={Ibrahim Obeid and Patrick Gu{\'e}rin and Olivier Gille and Nicolas Gangnet and Nicolas Aurouer and Vincent Pointillart and Jean-Marc Vital},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={340-5}
}
STUDY DESIGN Case report of 3 thoracic spine fracture-dislocations with complete spinal cord section treated by total vertebrectomy--spine shortening through a posterior approach. OBJECTIVES To assess the usefulness and safety of this surgical technique in the treatment of acute thoracic spine fracture-dislocation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND Total vertebrectomy can be used in different nontraumatic disorders. This surgical procedure has been used in the chronic phase of traumatic thoracolumbar… CONTINUE READING
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