PMID: 43422Jan 1, 1979

Primary treatment of complete fracture dislocation of the spine (author's transl)

Magyar traumatológia, orthopaedia és helyreállító sebészet
J Ravasz

Abstract

Author demonstrates from the point of view of primary treatment of three most severe cases of complete fracture dislocation of spine since the existence of the National Institute of Traumatology. All of them have been young persons which fact greatly contributed to their survival after polytraumatisation. The alteration of spine consisted in all three cases of complete disruption and slide indicating severe shearing force. In the literature available this type of injury and its treatment is hardly commented upon on reason that those injured used to die almost immediately after the trauma. The paper is dealing with primary treatment referring also to the great work of the Department of Paraplegics in the Central Institute of Rehabilitation where the rehabilitation of those three patients was carried out. One of the patients was over 16 years under the author's care, who treated him for late complications (pathological fractures etc.) as well.

Related Concepts

Post-Traumatic Myelopathy
Pathological Fracture
Dislocations
Paraplegia, Spinal
Fracture
Spinal Injuries

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