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


ÖZDEMİR B., KANAT A., Erturk C., Batcik O. E., BALIK M. S., YAZAR U., ...More

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.99, pp.409-417, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.11.133
  • Journal Name: WORLD NEUROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-417
  • Keywords: Anterior vertebral height, Fractured vertebra, Short-segment pedicle screw fixation, Thoracolumbar fractures, SPINAL SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION, BURST FRACTURES, POSTERIOR FIXATION, ARTERY VASOSPASM, BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS, GANGLION DEGENERATION, EARLY FAILURE, INSTRUMENTATION, STABILIZATION
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No

Abstract

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.