Article Abstract

Surgical reduction technique (transpedicle) for unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures with retropulsion resulting in severe spinal canal stenosis: a preliminary case report

Authors: Ch’ng Hwei Choo, Mun Keong Kwan, Yin Wei Chris Chan

Abstract

Thoracolumbar burst fractures are common entity in polytraumatized patients. The retropulsed burst vertebral fracture may result in spinal canal invasion with or without neurological deficit. In this situation, early surgical stabilization with decompression is vital to restore neurological function. We employed a posterior approach with a unique transpedicular reduction technique at the level of fracture for decompression and stabilisation.