Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Surgical Management of Unstable Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures: Anterior Versus Posterior Surgery

Tarek Aly*, Mohamed El-Sayed and Waleed Ewais
Tanta University School of Medicine, Tanta, Egypt
Corresponding author : Tarek Aly
Tanta University School of Medicine, Tanta, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 11, 2013 Accepted: October 22, 2013 Published: October 28, 2013
Citation: Aly T, El-Sayed M, Ewais W (2013) Surgical Management of Unstable Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures: Anterior Versus Posterior Surgery. J Spine Neurosurg 2:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000124

Abstract

Surgical Management of Unstable Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures: Anterior Versus Posterior Surgery

Surgical treatment in the case of thoracolumbar burst fractures is very controversial. Posterior instrumentation is most frequently used technique. However, the number of levels to be instrumented remains a matter of debate.

Keywords: Thoracolumbar burst fractures; Anterior; Posterior; Instrumentation

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