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Post-traumatic spinal reconstruction 

Post-traumatic spinal reconstruction
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Post-traumatic spinal reconstruction
Author(s):

Brian J.C. Freeman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012044
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date: 15 December 2018

The commonest site for post-traumatic kyphosis (PTK) is the thoraco-lumbar junction

Symptoms of PTK may include pain, progressive deformity, neurological deficit and unacceptable cosmesis

Localized kyphotic deformity greater than 30 degrees increases the risk of chronic pain

Surgical options for the correction of PTK depend on the magnitude and location of the deformity and whether the deformity is fixed or mobile.

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