It is our desire to explore our experience with the transpedicular approach as an alternative for the management of traumatic non-pathological thoracolumbar burst fractures
with spinal cord compression.
Non-operative management is generally reserved for neurologically intact patients with compression type or burst fractures
. Historically, non-operative management has included bracing with a thoracolumbar-sacral orthosis.
A 62-year-old female patient with a T12 burst fracture
after a fall while cross-country skiing (a, b).
Surgical procedures for thoracolumbar burst fractures
(TLBFs) are performed through an anterior, posterior, or combined approach.
[48.] Whyne CM, Hu SS et.al., "Biomechanically derived guideline equations for burst fracture
risk prediction in the metastatically involved spine", Journal of Spinal Disorders and techniques 16 (2), 180-185 (2003a).
Keywords: Thoracolumbar burst fracture
Kyphotic angle Visual analogue scale (VAS) Frankel grades Approach.
The inclusion criteria of this study were a single-level thoracolumbar burst fracture
(T11-L1) with neurological deficit and the intraspinal bone fragments confirmed by CT.
Kim, "Biomechanical comparison of instrumentation techniques in treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures
: a finite element analysis," Journal of Orthopaedic Science, vol.
A retrospective review of hospital charts, office reports, and radiographs were examined for 28 patients diagnosed with an acute thoracolumbar burst fracture
who had corpectomy surgery with the Verte-Span expandable cage implanted from February 2002 to May 2007.
Specific topics include predicting the static contact angle in circular capillary tubes, properties of injectable composite cements and their application in burst fracture
of the spine, the surface modification of epoxy-ceramic coatings by plasma treatment, and analyzing low frequency noise induced by a spring floating slab.
Thus, a small force trauma caused the burst fracture
of the vertebra.
Trauma series radiographs of the cervical spine were performed and showed a burst fracture