Inclusion of the fracture level in fixation leads to better kyphosis correction
Inclusion of the fracture level in short segment fixation of thoracolumbar fracturesEur Spine J. 2010 Oct;19(10):1651-6. Epub 2010 May 21.
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80 patients with fractures occurring between T12 and L2, planned to be treated with posterior fusion and instrumentation, were randomized to 2 surgical techniques: one with exclusion of the fractured vertebra and another with inclusion of the fractured vertebra. At 6 month follow up, the inclusion of the fracture level in short segment fixation of thoracolumbar fractures was noted to have better k...
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