Post-traumatic spinal reconstruction

Brian J.C. Freeman

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Post-traumatic spinal reconstruction

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The commonest site for post-traumatic kyphosis (PTK) is the thoraco-lumbar junction

Symptoms of PTK may include pain, progressive deformity, neurological deficit and unacceptable cosmesis

Localized kyphotic deformity greater than 30 degrees increases the risk of chronic pain

Surgical options for the correction of PTK depend on the magnitude and location of the deformity and whether the deformity is fixed or mobile.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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