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[One stage anterior and posterior fusion and posterior fixation for the treatment of thoracic and lumbar spinal tuberculosis]

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effect of one stage anterior and posterior fusion and posterior fixation for the treatment of thoracic and lumbar spinal tuberculosis. METHODS: From March 2003 to December 2006, one stage anterior and posterior fusion and posterior fixation were performed to treat 23 patients who suffered thoracic and lumbar spinal tuberculosis. There were 15 males and 8 females with an average of 37.6 years (17-61 years). 4 cases’ tuberculose focus were in thoracic vertebra, 8 cases in thoracolumbar, 11 cases in lumbar. RESULTS: The average follow up period was 28.7 months (9-40 months). The symptoms of all patients had primarily relieved and the patients can ambulate at 2-3 weeks after treatment. At the 6th after operation, the X-ray showed interbody fusion. Frankel grading of 16 patients with incomplete paraplegia were improved averagely 1.62 grades. The major complications including 2 cases of temporary sinus formation, 1 case of fixtor breaking and 1 case of recurring (owing to an inadequate postoperative chemotherapy). CONCLUSION: One stage anterior and posterior fusion and posterior fixation can effectually resect focus, rebuild stability of spine, promote interbody fusion and recovery of incomplete paraplegia in treating thoracic and lumbar spinal tuberculosis

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Date of Publication : 2009 Jan

Authors : Ye M;Li JQ;Zou Y;Wang JG;Wang K;Zhou DS;

Organisation : Department of Orthopaedics, the 302th Hospital of Anshun, Anshun 561000, Guizhou, China. [email protected]

Journal of Publication : Zhongguo Gu Shang

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19203029

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