Brace or Surgery
Surgical Results in Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures
Place Jamshidi needles into the bilateral pedicles (L1, L2, L4, L5).
Start with fluoro in AP, to ensure that Jamshidi needles start at the lateral aspect of the pedicle and traverse towards the medial aspect.
Then use lateral fluoro to tamp the Jamshidi needles into the vertebral bodies.
Open L3 laminectomy
Technique Pearls for Posterior Instrumentation
Inappropriate Screw Placement
Entry Point Lumbar Pedicle Screws
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