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ACE Report #3917
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No benefit of adding fusion to fixation for burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The role of fusion in the management of burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine treated by short segment pedicle screw fixation: a prospective randomised trial

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Aug;94(8):1101-6. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.94B8.28311

Contributing Authors: N Jindal SS Sankhala V Bachhal

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50 patients with burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine were randomized to receive posterior short segment pedicle screw fixation with posterior fusion or short segment pedicle screw fixation alone. Over a mean follow up of 23.9 months, the two groups did not differ significantly with respect to neurological, radiological or functional outcomes. However, the fusion group required a greater amo...

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