Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation for thoracolumbar fractures

Nader S Dahdaleh*, Zachary Adam Smith, Patrick W. Hitchon

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The application of percutaneous techniques for the management of thoracolumbar fractures is gaining popularity. Short-segment or long-segment percutaneous pedicle screw fixation can be used to treat a wide variety of thoracolumbar fractures in patients who are neurologically normal. This approach provides internal fixation, allowing the fracture to heal and sparing the motion segments above and below the fracture, as the instrumentation can be removed later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-346
Number of pages10
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Lumbar fractures
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Percutaneous pedicle screws
  • Thoracic fractures
  • Thoracolumbar fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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