Management of a Pregnant Patient with a Burst Fracture Causing Neurologic Injury: A Case Report

Lenarz, Christopher J.; Wittgen, Catherine M.; Place, Howard M.
July 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 7, p1747
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case report describing the surgical treatment of a traumatic burst fracture associated with a spinal cord injury in a pregnant woman. The patient presented with a wrist and back pain and a lower extremity weakness, as well as urinary and fecal incontinence. The patient has undergone surgical decompression and stabilization through an anterior approach, in which a successful reconstruction of the spine was achieved without complications to her pregnancy.


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