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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Contribution To The Surgical Treatment Of Patients With Cervical Spine Cord Injury Using Simple Procedures.
Author: Leal Filho, Manoel B
Borges, Guilherme
da Silva, Benedito Borges
de Almeida, Bruno Ribeiro
Abstract: Thirty-nine patients with acute cervical spine fractures and/or dislocations between C3 and C7 were submitted to an anterior approach using bone graft fixation without screw and plate systems and three required a preliminary posterior approach to reduce a dislocation. Graft dislodgement due to technical problems occurred at a rate of 7.7% postoperatively and 2.8% 1 month later. No redislodgement occurred. All fusions became solid after 3 months. Their progress was based on the Frankel scale, before surgery, at the moment of the discharge, and at 6 months follow-up. This experience shows how patients with an acute cervical injury can improve even when admitted late after trauma.
Subject: Adolescent
Bone Transplantation
Cervical Vertebrae
Fracture Fixation
Injury Severity Score
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Spinal Fractures
Tomography, X-ray Computed
Citation: Tropical Doctor. v. 33, n. 1, p. 13-4, 2003-Jan.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2003
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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