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Thoracolumbar compression fracture: should we brace?

Zakaria@Mohamad, Zamzuri and Goh, Kian Liang and Che Ahmad, Aminudin and Mohd Yusof, Nazri and Zulkifly, Ahmad Hafiz and Khalid, Kamarul Ariffin (2011) Thoracolumbar compression fracture: should we brace? In: 41st Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual General Meeting / Annual Scientific Meeting & 5th ASEAN Arthroplasty Association Meeting, 21-24 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Thoracolumbar compression fracture is common following trauma. Compression fractures result from anterior or lateral flexion forces causing failure of the anterior column, sparing the middle column. Conservative treatment ranges from bracing, casting and prolonged recumbency to non-bracing with early ambulation. Previous studies have not found any significant effect comparing brace and nonbrace in term of radiological and functional outcome. We conducted a prospective randomized study to compare the outcome between bracing with Jewett brace and non-bracing with early ambulation in compression fracture of T12 to L5 with no neurological deficit. We aim to determine whether the nonbrace group will have similar outcome to the brace group in term of radiographic result, pain score and work scale at one year of follow-up.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5929/34139
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Dr Kian Liang Goh
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 12:29
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2018 12:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34139

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