Similar outcomes with open and minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation for thoracolumbar fractures
Comparison of clinical results between novel percutaneous pedicle screw and traditional open pedicle screw fixation for thoracolumbar fractures without neurological deficitInt Orthop. 2019 Jul;43(7):1749-1754.
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60 patients with thoracolumbar spinal fractures were randomized to receive pedicle screw fixation via either a minimally invasive or open fixation technique. Outcomes of interest included operative time, radiation time, length of stay, blood loss, the anterior height ratio of the fractured vertebral, Cobb angle, and back pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Final follow up was performed at a mean ...
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