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Mid-term results of PLIF/TLIF in trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21038081     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Treatment of thoracolumbar fractures is still controversial. Several treatment options are reported to yield satisfactory results. There is no evidence indicating superiority of any treatment option. We have already presented radiological results of the use of PLIF/TLIF in trauma, which showed satisfactory results concerning intervertebral fusion and acceptable loss of correction. We examined 50 patients regarding loss of correction after implant removal and clinical outcome using a validated visual analogue score. The average time of follow-up (FU) was 35 months. We observed a total loss of correction of 4°. The pre-injury mean VAS score was 92. At FU, there was an average reduction of 17.2 points. Owing to the presented results, we suggest this method as an alternative to combined procedures.
Authors:
Rene Schmid; Dietmar Krappinger; Michael Blauth; Anton Kathrein
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-04     Completed Date:  2012-02-08     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department for Trauma Surgery and Sports Medicine, Medical University Innsbruck, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria. Rene.schmid@uki.at
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Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Neurosurgical Procedures / adverse effects,  methods
Prospective Studies
Spinal Fractures / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Spinal Fusion / adverse effects,  methods
Spinal Injuries / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Young Adult
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