European Spine Journal

, Volume 18, Supplement 1, pp 71–74 | Cite as

Minimally invasive percutaneous fixation in the treatment of thoracic and lumbar spine fractures

  • M. Palmisani
  • A. Gasbarrini
  • G. Barbanti Brodano
  • F. De Iure
  • M. Cappuccio
  • L. Boriani
  • L. Amendola
  • S. Boriani
Original Article

Abstract

We studied 51 patients with 64 fractures of the thoracolumbar and lumbar spine undergoing the surgical treatment by percutaneous trans-pedicular fixation and stabilization with minimally invasive technique. Patient follow-up ranged from 6 to 28 months (mean 14.2 months) and the patients were assessed by clinical and radiographic evaluation. The results show that percutaneous trans-pedicular fixation and stabilization with minimally invasive technique is an adequate and satisfactory procedure to be used in specific type of the thoracolumbar and lumbar spine fractures.

Keywords

Mini-invasive Fracture Spine Percutaneous 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Palmisani
    • 1
  • A. Gasbarrini
    • 1
  • G. Barbanti Brodano
    • 2
  • F. De Iure
    • 1
  • M. Cappuccio
    • 1
  • L. Boriani
    • 2
  • L. Amendola
    • 2
  • S. Boriani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyOspedale MaggioreBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Istituti Ortopedici RizzoliBolognaItaly

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