Use of long rods and a short arthrodesis for burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine. A long-term follow-up study.

@article{Akbarnia1994UseOL,
  title={Use of long rods and a short arthrodesis for burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine. A long-term follow-up study.},
  author={Behrooz A. Akbarnia and Dennis G. Crandall and K Burkus and Tom Matthews},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1994},
  volume={76 11},
  pages={1629-35}
}
Thirteen patients who had a burst fracture of the thoracolumbar spine (the twelfth thoracic to the fifth lumbar vertebra) were managed with the use of long rods and a short arthrodesis (the so-called rod-long, fuse-short technique). The patients were followed for an average of seventy-four months (range, thirty-four to 118 months). Six months after the operation, the rods were removed and the fusion mass was explored. At that time, twelve patients had a solid fusion at all levels of the… CONTINUE READING

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Thirteen patients who had a burst fracture of the thoracolumbar spine ( the twelfth thoracic to the fifth lumbar vertebra ) were managed with the use of long rods and a short arthrodesis ( the so - called rod - long , fuse - short technique ) .
Thirteen patients who had a burst fracture of the thoracolumbar spine ( the twelfth thoracic to the fifth lumbar vertebra ) were managed with the use of long rods and a short arthrodesis ( the so - called rod - long , fuse - short technique ) .
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