Download AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 6: Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma by Carlo Bellabarba, Frank Kandziora, Luiz Roberto Gomes Vialle PDF

By Carlo Bellabarba, Frank Kandziora, Luiz Roberto Gomes Vialle

sixth quantity within the AOSpine Masters sequence offers specialist assistance on
making a correct prognosis and class of accidents to the
thoracolumbar zone of the backbone. Chapters comprise: Radiographic
Assessment of Thoracolumbar Fractures, Posterior and Anterior MIS in TL
Fractures, and Thoracolumbar Fracture Fixation within the Osteoporotic

Key Features:

  • Each bankruptcy offers historic
    literature in addition to a synthesized research of present literature and
    proposes an evidence-based therapy plan
  • Editors are foreign gurus on thoracolumbar backbone trauma
  • Expert information and pearls integrated in each chapter

AOSpine Masters sequence, a copublication of Thieme and AOSpine, a
Clinical department of the AO starting place, addresses present clinical
issues wherein overseas masters of backbone percentage their services and
recommendations on a selected subject. The target of the sequence is to
contribute to an evolving, dynamic version of an evidence-based medicine
approach to backbone care.

All backbone surgeons and orthopaedic
surgeons, besides citizens and fellows in those components, will find
this e-book to be an outstanding reference that they are going to seek advice usually in
their remedy of sufferers with thoracolumbar backbone injuries.

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1a,b (a) Open traditional approach for an Schanz screw–based posterior fixation. (b) Percutaneous approach for an Schanz screw–based posterior minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedure. restoration of sagittal and frontal alignment by using a MIS approach for posterior fixation of spinal fractures. ■■ Patient Selection Although there are no validated guidelines for deciding on operative or nonoperative (conservative) management of thoracolumbar fractures, classification systems such as AOSpine,6 Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS),7 and the load-sharing classification8 can help the surgeon determine the fracture mechanism and the appropriate treatment strategy.

Most epidural hematomas are relatively small in size, extend over multiple levels, and are probably not clinically significant. The MRI appearance of epidural hematomas depends on the oxidative state of hemoglobin. In the acute phase, the epidural hematoma is isointense with spinal cord parenchyma on T1-weighted images and isointense to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and dark on T2-weighted sequences (Fig. 19). Spinal Cord Injury Magnetic resonance imaging has significantly improved our understanding of spinal cord injury (SCI) more than any other diagnostic mo- Radiographic Assessment of Thoracolumbar Fractures Fig.

7d). Repositioning Depending on the implant used, rods are inserted from the cranial to the caudal direction by using an additional cranial incision or by using the cranial screw portal. The rods may be bent as needed to adapt to the anatomic condition: moderate kyphosis within the thoracic spine, straight within the thoracolumbar junction, or lordotic within the lumbar spine. Schanz Screws After insertion of the Schanz screws, the fracture clamps are placed on the proximal and distal screws (Fig.

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