The Use of Posterior Short Segment Screw Fixation and Balloon Kyphoplasty in the Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Vertebral Fracture: A Case Report

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Surgical treatments for the fracture of the spine are frequently used in clinical practice. Posterior spine stabilization with transpedicular screw fixation is one of the surgical treatment methods in the surgical treatment of spinal fractures. A 48-year old male patient was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of the L1 compression fracture resulting from traumatic injury. Posterior transpedicular screws were placed at one level above and one level below of the fractured vertebrate. Anterior column of the fractured vertebrate was strengthened with balloon kyphoplasty application. The system was completed with the placement of transverse rods. Fusion with allograft was performed. According to the ASIA neurological grading system, the patient was assessed as Grade E. 10 cm skin and fascia incision was done. Operation time of about 70 minutes and blood loss was less than 100 cc. The patient was mobilized on the first day of surgery and was discharged from the hospital on the third day after the surgery. Short segment transpedicular fixation on the one level above and one level below of the fractured vertebrate together with balloon kyphoplasty on the corpus of the fractured vertebrate may be used as a minimally invasive surgical treatment in such kind of injuries. The advantages are short duration of hospital stay, less blood loss, providing early mobilization, and a reliable method for fixation and stabilization. In this article, a case with traumatic fracture that fixed and stabilized with short segment transpedicular screw placement and balloon kyphoplasty application was presented.

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  • Recieved: 20.10.2010
  • Accepted: 06.11.2010
  • Published Online: 06.11.2010
  • Printed: 01.04.2012
  • DOI: 10.4328/JCAM.454
  • Author: Sevim Ondul, Mustafa Durmus
  • Identifier: J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(2):221-223
  • Index Page: 221-223
  • How to Cite: Sevim Ondul, Mustafa Durmus. The Use of Posterior Short Segment Screw Fixation and Balloon Kyphoplasty in the Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Vertebral Fracture: A Case Report. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(2):221-223
  • Running Title: Balloon Kyphoplasty in Vertebral Fracture
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