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Fig. 3 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Fig. 3

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

Fig. 3

Sixty-eight-year female patient who suffered an acute incomplete burst fracture type OF 3 of the 8th thoracic vertebral body after falling while clearing snow. Surgery was indicated as result of the persistent immobilizing pain and the radiologic loss of reduction leading to a bisegmental kyphosis of 26° (a, b). A short segmental stabilization including cement augmentation of the fractured vertebral body was performed 7 days after the accident (c, d). At the further course an atraumatic subsequent fracture of the 3rd lumbar vertebral body occurred. At the latest follow-up after 69 months, the patient complained of permanent relevant pain (VAS: 6), moderate limitations (ODI: 45), and mild reduction loss as well as consolidated fracture 3rd lumbar body (e, f)

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