Minimally invasive corpectomy and posterior stabilization for lumbar burst fracture

Publication year: 2011
Source: The Spine Journal, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 29 July 2011
Jason C., Eck
Background context: Surgical indications for lumbar burst fracture remain controversial. Potential indications for surgery include 50% canal compromise, 50% loss of vertebral height, 30° of kyphosis, and posterior element fracture or disruption of the posterior ligamentous complex. Different surgical approaches are available depending on fracture characteristics. It is possible that a minimally invasive approach could allow for a safe and effective treatment with fewer comorbidities than the traditional open technique. Purpose: This is a report of an L3 burst fracture treated with a minimally invasive approach for anterior corpectomy and posterior pedicle screw fixation. Study design: Case report. Patient sample: Patient with L3 burst fracture. Outcome measures: Radiographs and…


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