TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Lenarz, Christopher J.; Wittgen, Catherine M.; Place, Howard M.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 7, p1747
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
43179744

 

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