Thoracic spine translocation without cord injury

A H Simpson, D M Williamson, S J Golding, G R Houghton

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Abstract / Description of output

We report three cases of thoracic spine translocation without neurological deficit. In each case bilateral pedicular fractures, demonstrated by computed tomography, produced 'floating arches' which account for the sparing of the cord. If computed tomography demonstrates adequate canal dimensions, these patients may be treated conservatively, but the treatment of choice at specialist spinal centres is operative stabilisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-3
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Volume
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1990

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Dislocations
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Thoracic Vertebrae
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


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