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Fig. 2 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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From: Midterm outcome after posterior stabilization of unstable Midthoracic spine fractures in the elderly

Fig. 2

Seventy-eight-year female patient, who stumbled and fell down the stairs. A burst fracture of 3rd thoracic vertebral body with injury of the posterior column (OF 5) and an incomplete burst fracture of the 4th thoracic vertebral body was detected (a-d). Open posterior long-segmental stabilization was performed 3 days after the accident (e, f). At the latest follow-up after 26 months, the patient had only low pain levels without any pain medication (VAS: 2). No radiologic loss of reduction and compensated sagittal spinal alignment was visible (g, h)

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