Percutaneous pedicle screw for unstable spine fractures in polytraumatized patients: A report of two cases

Tan, B.B. and Chan, C.Y.W. and Saw, L.B. and Kwan, M.K. (2012) Percutaneous pedicle screw for unstable spine fractures in polytraumatized patients: A report of two cases. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 46 (6). pp. 710-73. ISSN 0019-5413

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Abstract

Unstable spine fractures commonly occur in the setting of a polytraumatized patient. The aim of management is to balance the need for early operative stabilization and prevent additional trauma due to the surgery. Recent published literature has demonstrated the benefits of early stabilization of an unstable spine fracture particularly in patients with higher injury severity score (ISS). We report two cases of polytrauma with unstable spine fractures stabilized with a minimally invasive percutaneous pedicle screw instrumentation system as a form of damage control surgery. The patients had good recovery from the polytrauma injuries. These two cases illustrate the role of minimally invasive stabilization, its limitations and technical pitfalls in the management of unstable spine fractures in the polytrauma setting as a form of damage control surgery.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 067LF Times Cited: 0 Cited Reference Count: 11 Tan, Boon Beng Chan, Chris Yin Wei Saw, Lim Beng Kwan, Mun Keong Medknow publications & media pvt ltd Mumbai
Uncontrolled Keywords: Minimally invasive stabilization percutaneous pedicle screw polytrauma unstable spine fracture late stabilization fixation surgery safety
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms azrahani halim
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 01:20
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 01:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11086

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