DYNAMIC INSTRUMENTATION OF THE THORACIC SPINE

Ahmet ÖĞRENCİ, Ezgi AKAR, Orkun KOBAN, Onur YAMAN, Mesut YILMAZ, Sedat DALBAYRAK
2020 The Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery  
The aim of this report was to present a new surgical alternative for pathologies affecting the thoracic spine, and to also share our experience of treating such cases using dynamic systems. Two patients exhibiting thoracic spine pathologies (traumatic disc herniation and thoracic stenosis) that did not necessarily require surgery using rigid systems were selected for stabilization using the dynamic system. The patients exhibited a decrease in postoperative visual analog scale scores, and the
more » ... low-up period remained uneventful. The results of this report suggest that dynamic systems can be used as an alternative to rigid systems for treatment of thoracic spine pathologies.
doi:10.4274/jtss.galenos.2020.227 fatcat:jh52ngi6kjbrzl2wpt4xfb3xke