Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation for an unstable thoracic spine fracture after a traumatic degloving injury

Academic Article


  • Unstable spinal fractures require urgent surgical intervention to relieve compression of the spinal cord, correct spinal deformity, stabilise the spine and prevent further neurological injury. We report the case of a young man with a thoracic chance fracture in the setting of a devastating degloving injury, whose fracture was stabilised using minimally invasive, percutaneous pedicle screw fixation. We discuss the advantages of using a minimally invasive technique for spinal fixation and its role in the treatment of complicated, multisystem trauma patients.
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  • BMJ Case Reports  Journal
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    Author List

  • Celano EC; Baum GR; Gelbard RB; Ahmad FU
  • Volume

  • 2015