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Lésions traumatiques rachidiennes et indications au traitement chirurgical [Surgical indications in spinal trauma]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Surgical indications in spinal trauma remain a controversial topic. In general, unstable cervical injuries such as displaced odontoid fractures, burst fractures or tear drop fractures require surgical intervention. Thoracolumbar compression injuries without posterior wall involvement or significant kyphosis can be treated conservatively. Surgery is indicated in fractures-dislocations and burst fractures with significant canal narrowing and/or major kyphosis. The role of emergency decompression as well as that of steroids remain uncertain since no study to date has convincingly proven their efficacy.
Decompression, Surgical, Fractures, Bone, Humans, Joint Instability, Kyphosis, Neck Injuries, Spinal Injuries
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