MAST Fusion for Spinal Trauma
Minimal Access Spinal Technology
This 86 year old man was admitted with a history of a fall in the absence of neurological deficit. He had significant comorbidities in terms of cardiac and respiratory disease. His initial imaging is shown below in Figure 1:
Figure 1 (Above): Preoperative T2-wieghted MRI scan showing edema in the T12 vertebra is consistent with a recent fracture.
Figure 2 (Above): Sagittally reconstructed CT scans showing axial fractures in the T12 vertebrae extending through all 3 columns. The injury was consistent with a T12 undisplaced Chance fracture.