ACE Report #9013
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Single vs. double screw-rod anterior instrumentation for thoracolumbar burst fractures

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

Comparing Single Versus Double Screw-Rod Anterior Instrumentation for Treating Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures with Incomplete Neurological Deficit: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial

Med Sci Monit. 2016 May 19;22:1687-93

Contributing Authors: Y Yu J Wang G Shao Q Wang B Li

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51 patients with T11-L2 thoracolumbar burst fractures (TCBF) were randomized to receive either single screw-rod anterior instrumentation (SSRAI) or double screw-rod anterior instrumentation (DSRAI). The purpose of this study was to compare the two instrumentation techniques to determine their comparative clinical efficacy on TCBFs with incomplete neurological deficit. Findings indicated no signifi...

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