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[Delayed paraparesis after osteoporotic vertebral fracture--with special reference between mechanism of symptoms, fracture level, age and operative methods].

Authors
  • Okajima, K
  • Nishi, Y
  • Murakami, N
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical calcium
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2001
Volume
11
Issue
12
Pages
1589–1594
Identifiers
PMID: 15775471
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We examined the operated 53 cases with delayed paraparesis after osteoporotic vertebral fracture. The causes of the symptoms were complicated and the analysis indicated that the anterior approach should be the first choice, however the posterior approach could be indicated for the following cases ; the main causes are posterior elements, multiple involvement, at middle and lower lumbar level, with severe osteoporosis, with systemic complication, over 80 years old. For high aged and osteoporotic patients, careful analysis of factors causing symptoms and less invasive operation as possible are needed.

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