The objective was to evaluate the long-term clinical outcome of cases with thoracolumbar burst fracture
and to help spine surgeons in preoperative decision-making.
Nonoperative management of stable thoracolumbar burst fractures
with early ambulation and bracing.
The management of thoracolumbar burst fractures
is continually changing with advances in technology.
Seizure-induced lumbar burst fracture
associated with conus medullaris-cauda equina compression.
Mcafee's classification of thoracolumbar injuries were used and fractures divided into wedge fractures, burst fractures
, fractures subluxation, translational injuries and distraction injuries.
Caring for a patient who has bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction after a lumbar burst fracture
Table 3 The Use of CT in Evaluating Spinal Injuries Spinal injuries for which CT is indicated: * Flexion teardrop fracture * Unilateral interfacetal dislocation * Unilateral interfacetal fracture-dislocation * Pillar fracture * Jefferson bursting fracture, atlas * Burst fracture
, lower cervical spine * Laminar fracture * Hyperextension fracture-dislocation Spinal injuries for which CT is not indicated: * Anterior subluxation (hyperflexion sprain) * Bilateral interfacetal dislocation * Simple wedge (compression) fracture * Clay shoveler's fracture * Hyperextension dislocation * Extension teardrop fracture * Avulsion fracture of the anterior tubercle of the atlas * Posterior arch of the atlas (isolated fracture) * Traumatic spondylolisthesis * Dens fractures
While the anterior-posterior open mouth image (Figure 1) was read as normal except for general osteopenia, a burst fracture
of C4 vertebrae was visualized on the remaining images (Figures 2 & 3).
He suffered a burst fracture
to his cervical vertebrae, known as "a hangman's break".
5%) Table 3: SKELETAL INJURIES IN CERVICAL SPINE Hyper-flexion sprain 5 Flexion compression fracture 3 Flexion tear-drop fracture 1 Bilateral facet dislocation 15 Unilateral facet dislocation 6 Burst fracture
1 Posterior element fractures 5 Table 4: SKELETAL INJURIES IN DORSAL SPINE 1 Wedge compression fracture 7 Burst fracture
6 Posterior element fractures 2 Subluxations/dislocations 4 Table 5: SKELETAL INJURIES IN LUMBAR SPINE Wedge compression fracture 11 Burst fracture
7 Posterior element fractures 3 Table 6: CORD INJURIES TYPE CERVICAL DORSAL LUMBAR TOTAL SCIWORA 9 - - 9 (7.
We present a case of pulmonary embolism which occurred after a single-stage combined anterior and posterior approach surgery for L2 burst fracture