Results of treatment of unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures using pedicle instrumentation with and without fracture-level screws

Okten A. I. , Gezercan Y., ÖZSOY K. M. , Ates T., Menekse G., Aslan A., ...More

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.157, no.5, pp.831-836, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 157 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-015-2383-y
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.831-836


Two different techniques of short-segment instrumentation, with and without a pedicle screw at the fracture level, were compared in thoracolumbar burst fractures in neurologically intact (ASIA-E) patients. The sagittal index, kyphosis angle (Cobb), canal compromise ratio, and compression ratio of the anterior vertebral height were analyzed.