What do we have to do with Traumatic Thoracolumbar Fractured and Lateral Dislocated Patients without Neurological Deficit?
Author(s): Tevfik Yilmaz, Onur Yaman, Nail Özdemir, Ismail Ertan Sevin, Ömer Akar and Sedat DalbayrakTevfik Yilmaz, Onur Yaman, Nail Özdemir, Ismail Ertan Sevin, Ömer Akar and Sedat Dalbayrak
Thoracolumbar fracture-dislocations usually cause complete neurological dysfunction under the level of trauma. However, a few patients may not have neurological deficits. It’s thought to be responsible for the mechanism of spinal trauma. Aim of surgical treatment is to restore biomechanical stability. In this study we present three traumatic thoracolumbar fracture and lateral dislocation cases without neurological deficit. Both cases had a grade E according to Frankel scale and got 6 points according to Thoracolumbar Injury Classification Severity Scale (TLICS). Patients were treated with long-segment posterior instrumentation via posterior approach. Fracture-dislocation were reducted and stabilized succesfully with posteriror long-segment stabilization via posterior approach. We followed the first patient for 8 months and second patient for 4 years and the third patient for 3 m.. Read More»
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