Author(s): Dema Rajaiah1, Yerakula Ramana2, Kuppa Srinivas3, Bommala Sivaiah4, Kolathuru Sudhaker5, Thadi Raghavendera Rao6, Bandi mar ej7, Kolla Rajesh8
Incidence of dorsolumbar injuries accounted for 75% of all spine injuries in a study from India. Most commonly fractured level in whole spine is L1 followed by T12. Fractures around dorsolumbar junction are wedge compression fractures, burst fractures. Wedge compression fractures are the most common fracture in Indian population. The aim of the study is to study the outcome of patients with dorsolumbar spine fractures stabilised by pedicle screw fixation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
The present study was conducted among 20 patients with dorsolumbar junction spine fractures operated with pedicle screw fixation.
19 cases were improved, in that 11 (55%) cases showed one grade improvement, 7 (35%) cases showed two grade improvement and 1 (5%) case improved by three grade. 1 (5%) case failed to recover by any grade.
By the analysis of the data collected in the present study, pedicle screw and rod fixation remains as the implant of choice in management of dorsolumbar fractures.