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Traumatic lumbosacral spondyloptosis: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24494183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Study Design Case report and review of the literature. Objective To report a case of traumatic L5-S1 spondyloptosis and review the literature. Method A 28-year-old man presented with severe low back pain, numbness at the soles of feet, and bowel and bladder dysfunction. Two days before admission, a tree trunk fell on his back while he was seated. A two-stage posterior-anterior procedure was performed. At the first stage, posterior decompression, reduction, and fusion with instrumentation were performed. At the second stage, which was performed 6 days after the first stage, the patient underwent anterior lumbar interbody fusion. The patient received physical therapy 1 week after the second stage. Results The patient's numbness improved immediately after the first posterior surgery. His fecal and urinary incontinence improved 6 months after discharge. He has been pain-free for a year and has returned to work. Conclusion A PubMed search was performed using the following keywords: lumbosacral spondyloptosis, lumbosacral dislocation, and L5-S1 traumatic dislocation. The search returned only nine reported cases of traumatic spondyloptosis. Traumatic spondyloptosis at the lumbosacral junction is a rare ailment that should be suspected in cases of high, direct, and posterior impact on the low lumbar area, and surgical treatment should be the standard choice of care.
Authors:
Burak Akesen; Müren Mutlu; Kürşat Kara; Ufuk Aydınlı
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Global spine journal     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2192-5682     ISO Abbreviation:  Global Spine J     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-02-04     Completed Date:  2014-02-04     Revised Date:  2014-02-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101596156     Medline TA:  Global Spine J     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-62     Citation Subset:  -    
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