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2022 Dec 14

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res

Thoracolumbar vertebral fracture in unoperated idiopathic scoliosis.


Huneidi M, Farah K, Meyer M, Prost S, Blondel B, Fuentes S
Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2022 Dec 14.
PMID: 36528263.


Traumatic fractures of the thoracolumbar spine are common. Their management considers the fracture type according to the various classifications in existence, as well as the patient's background and age. In some cases, the occurrence of a fracture on a spine with an unoperated scoliotic deformity can be observed. This entity, not described in the literature, can pose a therapeutic challenge and is not present in any existing treatment algorithm. The main objective of this work was to describe the characteristics and management of vertebral fractures in patients with unoperated idiopathic scoliosis.