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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547575/incomplete-burst-fractures-of-the-thoracolumbar-spine-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
U J Spiegl, C Josten, B M Devitt, C-E Heyde
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review was to analyze the biomechanical basis of incomplete burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine, summarize the available treatment options with evidence from the literature, and to propose a method to differentiate fracture severity. METHODS: The injury pattern, classification, and treatment strategies of incomplete burst fractures of the thoracolumbal spine have been described following a review of the literature. All level I-III studies, studies with long-term results and comparative studies were included and summarized...
May 25, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538596/acute-and-hyper-acute-thoracolumbar-corpectomy-for-traumatic-burst-fractures-using-a-mini-open-lateral-approach
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William D Smith, Nick Ghazarian, Ginger Christian
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVE: The study purpose was to examine the feasibility of acute (<24 hours) and hyper-acute (<8 hours) treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures to maintain or improve spinal injury scores. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Historically, treatment of spinal burst fractures within 24 hours from injury was considered an "acute" treatment timeframe. Patient polytrauma triage, multiple surgical specialty and hospital resource coordination affect time to treatment...
May 22, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531932/in-reply-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-regarding-restoration-of-anterior-vertebral-height-by-short-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation-with-screwing-of-fractured-vertebra-for-the-treatment-of-unstable-thoracolumbar-fractures
#3
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531931/a-letter-to-the-editor-regarding-restoration-of-anterior-vertebral-height-by-short-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation-with-screwing-of-fractured-vertebra-for-the-treatment-of-unstable-thoracolumbar-fractures
#4
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507775/thoracolumbar-fractures-without-neurological-impairment-a-review-of-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
G Vilà-Canet, A García de Frutos, A Covaro, M T Ubierna, E Caceres
An appropriate protocol and unified management of thoracolumbar fractures without neurological impairment has not been well defined.This review attempts to elucidate some controversies regarding diagnostic tools, the ability to define the most appropriate treatment of classification systems and the evidence for conservative and surgical methods based on the recent literature. Cite this article: Vilà-Canet G, García de Frutos A, Covaro A, Ubierna MT, Caceres E. Thoracolumbar fractures without neurological impairment: a review of diagnosis and treatment...
September 2016: EFORT Open Rev
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506822/the-effect-of-prophylactic-vertebroplasty-on-the-incidence-of-proximal-junctional-kyphosis-and-proximal-junctional-failure-following-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-adult-spinal-deformity-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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Tina Raman, Emily Miller, Christopher T Martin, Khaled Kebaish
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The incidence of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) ranges from 5-46% following adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. Approximately 66-76% of PJK occurs within 3 months of surgery. A subset of these patients, reportedly 26-47%, develop proximal junctional failure (PJF) within 6 months postoperatively. To date, there are no studies evaluating the impact of prophylactic vertebroplasty on PJK/PJF incidence at long term follow-up. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long term radiographic and clinical outcomes, and incidence of PJK and PJF, after prophylactic vertebroplasty for long segment thoracolumbar posterior spinal fusion...
May 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488618/pediatric-thoracolumbar-spinal-injuries-the-etiology-and-clinical-spectrum-of-an-uncommon-entity-in-childhood
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R A Babu, Arivazhagan Arimappamagan, Nupur Pruthi, Dhananjaya I Bhat, H R Arvinda, B Indira Devi, Sampath Somanna
BACKGROUND: Pediatric thoracolumbar (TL) spinal injuries are uncommon entities with an incidence of 5-34% of all pediatric spinal injuries. There is a scarcity of studies done on the pediatric population in the developing countries like India. This study aims to review our experience with TL spine injuries in children over a 12-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the epidemiology, risk factors, mechanisms, patterns of injury and management of pediatric TL injuries in our population...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488606/pediatric-thoracolumbar-fractures-salient-points-in-management
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EDITORIAL
Shankar Acharya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488605/surgical-considerations-in-the-management-of-pediatric-thoracolumbar-fractures
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EDITORIAL
So Kato, Stephen J Lewis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488133/are-bilateral-decubitus-views-necessary-in-assessing-for-vertebral-compression-fractures-using-dxa-vertebral-fracture-assessment
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Y-C Lin, T-S Huang, J S Wu, Y-C Cheung, Y-H Huang, C-M Sung, Y-H Juan, F-P Chen, J M Ni Mhuircheartaigh
The purpose of this study is to assess the differences in VFA diagnostic accuracy when using bilateral decubitus views and whether diagnostic accuracy is affected by scoliosis. Our findings show that the current practice of performing only one side is valid; however, bilateral views can improve specificity in scoliosis. INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic accuracy of vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) can be influenced by poor patient position and scoliosis. This study aims to assess the differences in VFA diagnostic accuracy for right and left lateral decubitus views and the effect of scoliosis...
May 9, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458849/u-type-bilateral-sacral-fracture-with-spino-pelvic-dissociation-caused-by-epileptic-seizure
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Qian Wang, Ian Verrall, Rowan Walker, Kevin Tetsworth, Herwig Drobetz
Sacral fracture with spino-pelvic  dissociation is a rare and unstable injury caused by high-energy trauma, often with serious haemodynamic and neurological implications. Diagnosis is easily delayed or missed as it is often masked by severe associated injuries. Here, we present an unusual case of spino-pelvic dissociation sustained during a seizure episode in a young epileptic patient on long-term anticonvulsant therapy with previous thoracolumbar spinal arthrodesis. This unique case brings to light the need for clinicians to consider sacral fractures in patients presenting with low back pain with no preceding trauma who otherwise may have risk factors for pathological fractures...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458848/delayed-leg-paraplegia-associated-with-hyperextension-injury-in-patients-with-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-dish-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Tatsuya Yamamoto, Yoshiomi Kobayashi, Yoji Ogura, Yohei Takahashi, Yoshio Shinozaki, Jun Ogawa
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is characterized by calcifications and ossification of ligaments and tendon insertions. The patients with DISH are susceptible to spinal column injury with trivial trauma due to immobilization of vertebrae and this easily leads to spinal cord injury. However, only few reports on hyperextension injuries of the thoracolumbar spine with DISH exist. Here we report three cases of those who developed delayed leg paraplegia after hyperextension injuries of the thoracolumbar spine with DISH...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451506/complications-after-fusion-for-thoracolumbar-fractures-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Varun Puvanesarajah, Jourdan M Cancienne, Adam L Shimer, Francis H Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a Medicare database (2005 to 2012). OBJECTIVE: To study postoperative complication rates following thoracolumbar fusion for traumatic thoracolumbar fracture in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) compared with patients without AS. METHODS: The PearlDiver database (2005 to 2012) was queried to examine postoperative complication rates in patients with AS undergoing posterior thoracolumbar fusion for thoracolumbar fracture (n  =  968)...
February 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450952/microrna-185-regulates-spinal-cord-injuries-induced-by-thoracolumbar-spine-compression-fractures-by-targeting-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1
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Pengfei Zhao, Shaochun Wang, Yingjie Zhou, Huailiang Zheng, Gang Zhao
The aims of the present study were to examine the expression of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 and microRNA (miR)-185 in the bone tissue, blood and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with spinal cord injuries and to evaluate the regulation of spinal cord injuries by miR-185. A total of 44 patients with spinal cord injuries induced by thoracolumbar spine compression fractures, who were hospitalized at Luoyang Orthopedic-Traumatological Hospital between June 2012 and February 2015 were enrolled in the present study...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412987/back-pain-in-the-emergency-department-pathological-fracture-following-spinal-manipulation
#15
Christopher Skappak, Erik J Saude
Back pain is one of the most common presentations to the emergency department. Though case reports of patients presenting with increased back pain following chiropractic spinal manipulations are rare, we have identified a case rarely reported in the literature where a potential injury from chiropractic manipulation resulted in a diagnosis of multiple myeloma. We have reported a previously healthy 66-year-old male who presented with persistent lower back pain over 4 weeks. An initial evaluation with thoracolumbar radiographs revealed no significant findings...
April 17, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409669/treatment-of-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-extended-follow-up-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-orthosis-versus-no-orthosis
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Jennifer C Urquhart, Osama A Alrehaili, Charles G Fisher, Alyssa Fleming, Parham Rasoulinejad, Kevin Gurr, Stewart I Bailey, Fawaz Siddiqi, Christopher S Bailey
OBJECTIVE A multicenter, prospective, randomized equivalence trial comparing a thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO) to no orthosis (NO) in the treatment of acute AO Type A3 thoracolumbar burst fractures was recently conducted and demonstrated that the two treatments following an otherwise similar management protocol are equivalent at 3 months postinjury. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether there was a difference in long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes between the patients treated with and those treated without a TLSO...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389230/thick-cement-usage-in-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-for-malignant-vertebral-fractures-at-high-risk-for-cement-leakage
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R M Reyad, H Z Ghobrial, S M Hakim, R H Hashem, A Elsaman, M H Shaaban
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility and safety of transpedicular percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) using thick bone cement in patients with intractable metastatic vertebral pain and at high risk for cement leakage. METHODS: Unilateral transpedicular PVP using firm bone cement was performed in 77 patients with intractable pain due to vertebral metastases in the thoracolumbar spine, who had one or more relative contraindication to PVP. Primary outcome measures were the severity of pain as assessed on a 100-mm visual analogue scale and daily morphine consumption...
April 4, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383409/clinical-case-series-report-of-traumatic-cauda-equina-herniation-a-pathological-phenomena-occurring-with-thoracolumbar-and-lumbar-burst-fractures
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Liang Yan, Yang Liu, Baorong He, Jijun Liu, Zhenguo Luo, Dingjun Hao
RATIONALE: Burst fractures in thoracolumbar and lumbar spine typically occur from severe trauma, which may result in cauda equina herniation (CEH). In this study, we attempted to document the incidence and evaluate the sequelae of CEH that were found during decompression and fusion surgery for patients with burst fractures. PATIENT CONCERNS: A total of 416 patients were enrolled in this study. DIAGNOSES: The patients had been operated on through an anterior or posterior approach for treatments of thoracolumbar and lumbar burst fractures at our department between June 1, 2008 and June 1, 2011...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373079/temporary-short-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-comparative-study-with-or-without-vertebroplasty
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Hiroyuki Aono, Keisuke Ishii, Hidekazu Tobimatsu, Yukitaka Nagamoto, Shota Takenaka, Masayuki Furuya, Horii Chialki, Motoki Iwasaki
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Short-segment posterior spinal instrumentation for thoracolumbar burst fracture provides superior correction of kyphosis by an indirect reduction technique, but it has a high failure rate. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study we report here was to compare outcomes for temporary short-segment pedicle screw fixation with vertebroplasty and for such fixation without vertebroplasty STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multicenter comparative study. PATIENT SAMPLE: We studied 62 consecutive patients with thoracolumbar burst fracture who underwent short-segment posterior instrumentation using ligamentotaxis with Schanz screws with or without vertebroplasty...
March 31, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367388/delayed-recognition-of-thoracic-and-lumbar-vertebral-compression-fractures-in-minor-accident-cases
#20
Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) in the elderly are commonly diagnosed after a minor fall or trauma; however, the majority of these patients have either been previously evaluated for osteoporosis or are already under some form of medical treatment for osteoporosis at the time of the fall. Although accidents are a known cause of VCFs, these fractures are too often undiagnosed. In reviewing a group of patients seen after minor falls or automobile accidents who were complaining of general spine pain, we found a smaller subgroup with previously undiagnosed VCFs...
February 23, 2017: Curēus
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