Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Towards the causes of secondary post-traumatic deformations of thoracic and lumbar spine

Year: 2015, volume 11 Issue: №4 Pages: 570-575
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Original article
Authors: Shulga А.Е., Zaretskov V.V., Ostrovsky V.V., Arsenievich V.B., Smolkin A.A., Norkin I.A.

The purpose of the study is to analyze and systematize main causes of secondary spine deformations forming in patients who had operations due to thoracic and lumbar spine damages. Material and Methods. The analysis of poor surgical results of 155 patients previously operated due to various thoracic and lumbar spine damages has been conducted. All patients had complications associated with secondary spinal column deformations at various time after the intervention. Standard investigation included the analysis of patients' complaints, their previous history, somatic, neurological and orthopedic status. Results. The intensity of spinal column deformation was defined due to the character and level of primary trauma structurally characterized predominantly by unstable damages. However as it has been found in this research the main cause of this complicated pathology lied in the number of tactical and technical pitfalls of primary surgical treatment. Conclusion. Surgical operations due to secondary post-traumatic deformations in most cases are laborious and are accompanied by significant surgical trauma therefore systematization and analysis of the main causes of poor results of primary spine surgery may contribute to the preventive treatment of this type of pathology.

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