Concept of Spinal Fracture Management
Surgical techniques for the treatment of thoracolumbar spinal fractures have been refined in the last 10 years. Novel less invasive approach techniques, optimized instruments and advanced implants have improved the possibilities for patients with spinal trauma. Most spinal trauma injuries occur in the thoracolumbar junction.
The transition from thoracic kyphosis to lumbar lordosis and the more sagittal orientation of the facet joints make this spinal section more susceptible to any tensile and compressive forces. With unstable fractures or in presence of neurological deficits surgical treatment is indicated from posterior, ventral or in a combined approach, depending on the type of fracture.
Different instruments and implants are required to treat the different fractures. Thus, Aesculap offers a complete range of solutions for the treatment of spinal fractures.
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