The Authors report on a series of 143 patients with 170 traumatic spinal fractures surgically treated via an anterior approach at the thoracic and lumbar level. There were no deaths and no instances of major surgery-related morbidity. The anterior route provides direct access to most spine diseases and allows optimal neural decompression and the possibility of adequate realignment and strong reconstruction/fixation.
1 Oct 2011
Volume: 122 Issue: 2 Pages: 12-13
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia