Burst fracture of the fifth lumbar vertebra with unilateral facet dislocation: Case report

Tsung Jen Huang, Jen Yuh Chen, Robert Wen-Wei Hsu

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A case of a burst fracture in conjunction with a facet dislocation of the fifth lumbar vertebra in a 15-year-old boy is reported. The patient was treated with open reduction and stabilization of L4 to S1 with a réduction-fixation stabilization system and placement of a Taylor-Knight brace. At 1-year follow-up examination the fusion was solid and the boy had resumed full activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-757
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery

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