Anterior and posterior approaches for burst fractures have similar outcomes
Anterior versus posterior approach for treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures: a meta-analysisEur Spine J. 2013 Oct;22(10):2176-83
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7 studies (4 randomized control trials and 3 controlled studies) were included in this meta-analysis to determine the superior surgical treatment for burst fractures between anterior and posterior approaches. Functional and clinical outcomes were assessed in a total of 331 patients. The results of this meta-analysis indicate similar canal encroachment, Cobb angle, neurological function, and compli...
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