By Carlo Bellabarba, Frank Kandziora, Luiz Roberto Gomes Vialle

sixth quantity within the AOSpine Masters sequence presents specialist information on
making a correct analysis and class of accidents to the
thoracolumbar quarter of the backbone. Chapters comprise: Radiographic
Assessment of Thoracolumbar Fractures, Posterior and Anterior MIS in TL
Fractures, and Thoracolumbar Fracture Fixation within the Osteoporotic

Key Features:

  • Each bankruptcy presents historic
    literature in addition to a synthesized research of present literature and
    proposes an evidence-based therapy plan
  • Editors are foreign professionals on thoracolumbar backbone trauma
  • Expert counsel and pearls integrated in each chapter

AOSpine Masters sequence, a copublication of Thieme and AOSpine, a
Clinical department of the AO origin, addresses present clinical
issues wherein overseas masters of backbone percentage their services and
recommendations on a selected subject. The objective of the sequence is to
contribute to an evolving, dynamic version of an evidence-based medicine
approach to backbone care.

All backbone surgeons and orthopaedic
surgeons, in addition to citizens and fellows in those components, will find
this publication to be an exceptional reference that they are going to seek advice frequently in
their therapy of sufferers with thoracolumbar backbone injuries.

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Therefore, treatment selection spedicular approach to the spine. However, the is mostly based on surgical experience and use of an external fixator led to some patient the available technology in the treating hospi- discomfort. In 1984, Dick3 reported greater tals. A large multicenter study has most re- mechanical stability for an internal fixator as cently evaluated the current treatment strategy compared with Magerl’s external fixator. 1 The study found that the has remained, the standard treatment to reisolated posterior approach is the treatment duce and stabilize thoracolumbar fractures.

The exact role of disk injury 25 26 Chapter 2 c a b d Fig. 17a–d Posttraumatic disk injury. (a) Sagittal T2 image shows a T12-L1 disk herniation. (b) Sagittal fat-suppressed T2 images show bright signal changes within the disk, spinous processes, and interspinous ligaments. (c,d) CT reveals fractures in the left transverse process with subtle lateral translation. Findings are suggestive of injury-related herniation probably due to rotational mechanisms. in the stability and long-term prognosis of spine fractures is still not clearly known.

Spiral computed tomography for the diagnosis of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine fractures: its time has come. Qaiyum M, Tyrrell PN, McCall IW, Cassar-Pullicino VN. MRI detection of unsuspected vertebral injury in acute spinal trauma: incidence and significance. Skeletal Radiol 2001;30:299–304 7. Pizones J, Izquierdo E, Alvarez P, et al. Impact of magnetic resonance imaging on decision making for thoracolumbar traumatic fracture diagnosis and treatment. Eur Spine J 2011;20(Suppl 3):390–396 PubMed 8.

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