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.
|主出版物標題||Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 十二月 1995|
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. 於 Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (4 編輯, 卷 18, 頁 387-391)