By Carlo Bellabarba, Frank Kandziora, Luiz Roberto Gomes Vialle
sixth quantity within the AOSpine Masters sequence presents specialist advice on
making a correct prognosis and type of accidents to the
thoracolumbar region of the backbone. Chapters comprise: Radiographic
Assessment of Thoracolumbar Fractures, Posterior and Anterior MIS in TL
Fractures, and Thoracolumbar Fracture Fixation within the Osteoporotic
- Each bankruptcy offers historic
literature in addition to a synthesized research of present literature and
proposes an evidence-based remedy plan
- Editors are foreign professionals 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 beginning, addresses present clinical
issues wherein foreign masters of backbone proportion 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, in addition to citizens and fellows in those parts, will find
this publication to be an exceptional reference that they are going to seek advice usually in
their remedy of sufferers with thoracolumbar backbone injuries.
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The presence of penetrating injury with the possibility of retained metallic pieces inside the patient’s body is a relative contraindication for MRI. Theoretically, a retained ferrometallic bullet or metal pieces can dislodge and can act as projectiles, injuring vital structures in the presence of the highstrength magnetic field. Although such an incident has not been reported, an MRI scan following penetrating trauma to the spine should be deferred until after review of radiographs or CT (Fig.
Oner FC, van Gils AP, Dhert WJ, Verbout AJ. MRI findings of thoracolumbar spine fractures: a categorisation based on MRI examinations of 100 fractures. Oner FC, vd Rijt RH, Ramos LM, Groen GJ, Dhert WJ, Verbout AJ. Correlation of MR images of disc injuries with anatomic sections in experimental thoracolumbar spine fractures. Kulkarni MV, Bondurant FJ, Rose SL, Narayana PA. 5 tesla magnetic resonance imaging of acute spinal trauma. Radiographics 1988;8:1059–1082 PubMed 12. Schaefer DM, Flanders A, Northrup BE, Doan HT, Osterholm JL.
A) Sagittal CT of a patient with an unstable burst fracture. (b) Sagittal T2 image shows thecal compression not affecting the conus. (c) Sagittal MRI of another patient with an injury at the same level showing a type B2 injury and significant cord compression. (d) T2 axial image at the same level shows contusion of the conus medullaris detected by central hyperintensity within the cord. (e) Sagittal CT of the same patient showing retropulsed bone fragments within the canal. d c e in patients with mild to moderate initial neurologic deficits who also subsequently showed neurologic improvement.