Thoracolumbar fracture treatment

The primary goal of treatment of the thoracolumbar fracture is keeping patients alive, protecting from further neural damage, obtaining stability by reconstructing anatomical alignment of spinal columns and returning patients to the workplace through early mobilization and rehabilitation. These fundamental principles have not been changed for decades. However, it has been an ongoing controversy in determining treatment methods until now.

Thoracolumbar fracture treatment indications.

From a biomechanical point of view long-segment posterior fixation (LSPF) still represent a biomechanically superior option for treating thoracolumbar burst fractures (BF) 1).

Thoracolumbar burst fracture treatment.

Thoracolumbar fracture surgery.

Elmasry S, Asfour S, Travascio F. Effectiveness of pedicle screw inclusion at the fracture level in short-segment fixation constructs for the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures: a computational biomechanics analysis. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2017 Aug 17:1-9. doi: 10.1080/10255842.2017.1366995. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28817960.
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