Problems in Spinal Fractures

  • S. Y. Lee


Several major goals should be attained in the ideal treatment of any spinal injury. Spinal alignment must be restored by appropriate means of reduction to retain normal spinal biomechanics. This allows early painless mobility, prevents or minimizes neurological deficits, provides stability at the injured site, and prevents progressive late-occurring spinal deformity, pain and possible neural compromise. The treatment should also aim to provide the neural structures with the optimal environment for function, healing and regeneration and minimize non-spinal complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, decubitus ulcers, and chest and urinary tract infections.


Spinal Cord Injury Spinal Fracture Burst Fracture Odontoid Fracture Anterior Longitudinal Ligament 
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