Burst fracture

Jmort1754

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Anyone ever have a L1 burst fracture surgically repaired by fusing T 11-12 and L 2-3 ?
 

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Krikey man, not a good fracture. My wife has seen these on MRI, typically fused with what look like short versions of Harrington rods.

what did you do? Major fall?
 

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I had a burst fracture of L4 when I was 21. Rods and screws in L3 bridging to L5 to take pressure off the fracture. They went in six months later and removed the hardware. But, I was 21, it was the year 2000 and I'm certain that there's probably a host of different treatment protocols available now vs then. I worked in med device, specifically spine, for 15 years so I got a different look at the spine business. Fusion would always be my last option. If it were me I would just make sure I know of every other option I have and really trust my doc. Good luck in your (or others) recovery.
 
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Car accident
Lady pulled in front of me. I would have killed her had I hit her so I swerved. Hit a curb and went airborne.
 

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Jmort1754

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I had a burst fracture of L4 when I was 21. Rods and screws in L3 bridging to L5 to take pressure off the fracture. They went in six months later and removed the hardware. But, I was 21, it was the year 2000 and I'm certain that there's probably a host of different treatment protocols available now vs then. I worked in med device, specifically spine, for 15 years so I got a different look at the spine business. Fusion would always be my last option. If it were me I would just make sure I know of every other option I have and really trust my doc. Good luck in your (or others) recovery.
Unfortunately both trauma surgeons and both neuro surgeons I saw were extremely worried about the 25-30% canal closure.
 
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