Restoration of Anterior Vertebral Height by Short-Segment Pedicle Screw Fixation with Screwing of Fractured Vertebra for the Treatment of Unstable Thoracolumbar Fractures


Ozdemir B., Kanat A., Erturk C., Batcik O. E. , Balik M. S. , YAZAR U. , ...Daha Fazla

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, cilt.99, ss.409-417, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 99
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.11.133
  • Dergi Adı: WORLD NEUROSURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.409-417

Özet

BACKGROUND: The treatment of unstable thoracolumbar fractures remains controversial. Long-segment pedicle screw constructs may be stiffer and impart greater forces on adjacent segments compared with short-segment constructs. Short-segment pedicle screw fixation alone may be associated with instrumentation failure. Reinforcement fractured vertebra by the placement of an additional 2 screws at fracture level may be useful in thoracolumbar fractures for restoration of anterior vertebral height.