alexa Acute Lumbar Burst Fracture Treated by Minimally Invasive Lateral Corpectomy


Journal of Spine

Author(s): Rodrigo Amaral, Luis Marchi, Leonardo Oliveira, Thiago Coutinho, Luiz Pimenta

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Burst fractures in acute spinal traumas are a difficult problem to solve. Different approaches and techniques have been utilized, but with high incidence of morbidity and mortality, besides unsatisfactory clinical and radiological results. Mini-open approaches recently emerged and have been shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of several spinal conditions. Here we report a case of acute lumbar burst fracture at L2 treated by minimally invasive true lateral approach posteriorly instrumented with percutaneous pedicle screws. The minimum disruptive access in addition to a rigid construction allowed a lumbar corpectomy without the morbidity of standard open approaches, lowering surgery costs and accelerating the patient recovery with successfully clinical and radiological results.

This article was published in Case Reports in Orthopedics and referenced in Journal of Spine

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