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Thoracolumbar burst fracture: Fusion unnecessary in short segment pedicle screw fixation


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The role of fusion in the management of burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine treated by short segment pedicle screw fixation

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Aug;94(8):1101-6.

Contributing Authors: N Jindal S S Sankhala V Bachhal

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Synopsis

50 patients with burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine were randomized to receive a short segment pedicle screw fixation with or without fusion. Throughout the course of the study, functional, neurological, and radiological outcomes were assessed, in order to determine whether fusion of the affected area, along with the standard screw fixation, resulted in reduced post-surgical morbidity. By ...

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