No benefit of adding fusion to fixation for burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine
The role of fusion in the management of burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine treated by short segment pedicle screw fixation: a prospective randomised trialJ Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Aug;94(8):1101-6. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.94B8.28311
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50 patients with burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine were randomized to receive posterior short segment pedicle screw fixation with posterior fusion or short segment pedicle screw fixation alone. Over a mean follow up of 23.9 months, the two groups did not differ significantly with respect to neurological, radiological or functional outcomes. However, the fusion group required a greater amo...
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