alexa Adjacent-level vertebral body fractures after expandable cage reconstruction.


Journal of Spine

Author(s): Chou D, Lu DC, Weinstein P, Ames CP

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Abstract Expandable cages are frequently used to reconstruct the anterior spinal column after a corpectomy. The forces that are used to expand these cages can be large, depending upon the mechanism of expansion. To the authors' knowledge, there have been no reports of adjacent-level vertebral body fracture after placement of expandable cages. The authors report 4 cases of adjacent-level vertebral body fractures after placement of expandable cages. This study found that the fracture pattern in the coronal plane was similar in all cases. This article was published in J Neurosurg Spine and referenced in Journal of Spine

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