Posterior fixation of thoracolumbar burst fracture - Short-segment pedicle fixation versus long-segment instrumentation


Tezeren G., Kuru I.

JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS & TECHNIQUES, vol.18, no.6, pp.485-488, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.bsd.0000149874.61397.38
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS & TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.485-488

Abstract

Objective: The treatment of thoracolumbar burst fracture is a controversial issue. Short-segment (SS) pedicle fixation has become a popular treatment option. However, there are several studies regarding the high rate of failure. The aim of this prospective Study was to compare SS versus long-segment (LS) instrumentation.