Synthetic vertebral body implantation Functional outcome in management of spinal disorders
Keywords:synthetic vertebral body, implantation, spinal fractures, spinal tuberculosis, spinal tumors.
Background: Synthetic vertebral body replacement has been widely used recently to treat different spinal conditions affecting the anterior column. They arrange from trauma, infections and even tumor conditions
Objective: To assess the functional outcome of this modality in different spinal conditions.
Patients and Methods: twenty-seven cases operated from Oct. 2010 to Dec. 9 cases had spinal fractures, 8 cases with spinal tuberculosis, and 10 cases with spinal tumors. They were followed clinically for a mean period of 36 months.
Results: All the cases approached anteriorly. 5 cases had postoperative infection. No neurological worsening reported. we had dramatic neurological improvement in all spinal tuberculosis cases. Mortality reported in only three case with metastatic spinal tumor during the mean period of follow up.
Conclusion: the outcome of this surgery making it recommended for properly selected patients especially with spinal tuberculosis and tumors.
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