Brief-segment fixation with a cement-augmented pedicle screw for Kummell illness: Case report.
Medication (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e8617
Authors: Di HX, Liu FY, Yang SD, Wang H, Yang DL, Ding WY
RATIONALE: Kummell illness is described as avascular necrosis of a vertebral physique that occurred in a delayed trend after a minor trauma. Anterior, posterior, and anterior-posterior approaches have been reported. However, there is no such thing as a customary therapy for sufferers with Kummell illness.
PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a profitable cement-augmented pedicle screw placement in a affected person with Kummell illness. A 63-year-old girl with critical osteoporosis complained persistent again ache with progressive decrease extremities weak spot for nearly 2 years.
DIAGNOSES: The analysis of Kummell illness was primarily relied on medical signs and imaging examinations.
INTERVENTIONS: The appliance of a cement-augmented pedicle screw was designed to deal with this sickness.
OUTCOMES: The operation was profitable with none problems. The affected person acknowledged that signs have been clearly improved in 1 week after operation.
LESSONS: The appliance of a cement-augmented pedicle screw is an efficient therapy possibility for Kummell illness.
PMID: 29390258 [PubMed – in process]