Complete fracture-dislocation of the thoracic spine with spontaneous neurologic decompression: a case report.

Tsung-Jen Huang, E. K. Chao, Y. J. Chen, Y. K. Du, J. Y. Chen, Robert Wen Wei Hsu

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Abstract

Fracture-dislocations of the thoracic spine without spinal cord injury are very rare. We report a case of a complete T6-7 fracture-dislocation without neurologic deficit in a 61-year-old male Taiwanese. Complicating neurological deterioration on the fifth post-injury day during a nonoperative treatment with a Gardner-Wells skull tong and pelvic belt traction on a Stryker frame was noted. Emergent open reduction and posterior instrumentation with dual Harrington rods of T3 to T9 was performed. At 2-year follow-up examination, a good reduction was maintained and the patient had resumed full activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanggeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Pages387-391
Number of pages5
Volume18
Edition4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Decompression
Nervous System
Spine
Thorax
Traction
Neurologic Manifestations
Spinal Cord Injuries
Skull
Wounds and Injuries
Fracture Dislocation
Therapeutics

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Huang, T-J., Chao, E. K., Chen, Y. J., Du, Y. K., Chen, J. Y., & Hsu, R. W. W. (1995). Complete fracture-dislocation of the thoracic spine with spontaneous neurologic decompression: a case report. In Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (4 ed., Vol. 18, pp. 387-391)

Complete fracture-dislocation of the thoracic spine with spontaneous neurologic decompression : a case report. / Huang, Tsung-Jen; Chao, E. K.; Chen, Y. J.; Du, Y. K.; Chen, J. Y.; Hsu, Robert Wen Wei.

Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Vol. 18 4. ed. 1995. p. 387-391.

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Huang, T-J, Chao, EK, Chen, YJ, Du, YK, Chen, JY & Hsu, RWW 1995, Complete fracture-dislocation of the thoracic spine with spontaneous neurologic decompression: a case report. in Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. 4 edn, vol. 18, pp. 387-391.
Huang T-J, Chao EK, Chen YJ, Du YK, Chen JY, Hsu RWW. Complete fracture-dislocation of the thoracic spine with spontaneous neurologic decompression: a case report. In Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. 4 ed. Vol. 18. 1995. p. 387-391
Huang, Tsung-Jen ; Chao, E. K. ; Chen, Y. J. ; Du, Y. K. ; Chen, J. Y. ; Hsu, Robert Wen Wei. / Complete fracture-dislocation of the thoracic spine with spontaneous neurologic decompression : a case report. Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Vol. 18 4. ed. 1995. pp. 387-391
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