Is Healing of Fractures Regulated Centrally?
|Fathy G. Khallaf*|
|Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mubarak Al-Kabeer University Hospital, Kuwait|
|*Corresponding Author :||Fathy G. Khallaf
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Mubarak Al-Kabeer University Hospital, Kuwait
Tel: +965 99160120
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received: April 10, 2016; Accepted: April 15, 2016; Published: April 18, 2016|
|Citation: Khallaf FG (2016) Is Healing of Fractures Regulated Centrally? J Spine 5:300. doi:10.4172/2165-7939.1000300|
|Copyright: © 2016 Khallaf FG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
The increased rate of fracture healing and abundant callus formation of long bone fractures in patients with concomitant severe acute traumatic head injury is a well-known orthopaedic phenomenon. Few studies, however, have reported this phenomenon being induced by acute traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). There is also a wellestablished clinical relationship between spinal cord injuries and heterotopic ossification. Research is yet to confirm accelerated bone healing in long bone fractures in patients with concomitant SCI and to establish theories about the mechanism causing it.