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Volume:9 Issue:12 Number:2 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #12608
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Similar Outcomes with Direct & Indirect Decompression in Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture Fixation

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OrthoEvidence. Similar Outcomes with Direct & Indirect Decompression in Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture Fixation. ACE Report. 2020;9(12):2. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/12608

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Necessity of Direct Decompression for Thoracolumbar Junction Burst Fractures with Neurological Compromise.

World Neurosurg. 2020 Oct;142:e413-e419.

Contributing Authors: V Kumar M Dhillon N Jaiswal V Puvanesarajah A Dagar M Prakash SS Dhatt

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Forty-six patients who sustained thoracolumbar burst fractures presenting with incomplete neurological deficit were randomized to receive pedicle screw fixation with indirect decompression/ligamentotaxis (n=18) or pedicle screw fixation with direct decompression (n=28). The outcomes of interest included neurological examination through the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale...

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