Showing Case Studies for: Fracture

Extrapedicular Vertebral Augmentation to Treat T7-T8 Vertebral Compression Fractures with Retropulsion

AVAflex® curved vertebral augmentation needle
Presented by: J. Afshar MD
An 82-year-old Caucasian female with osteoporosis presented with excruciating (9/10) mid-thoracic back pain following a fall backward approximately one week prior.

Balloon Kyphoplasty for Acute T8 Compression Fracture

11G AVAmax® vertebral balloon and AVAflex® curved needle
Presented by: H. Brown MD
A 97-year old osteoporotic female presented with a four-day history of progressively worsening atraumatic back pain. She refused to sit, walk or lay on her side due to the severity of her pain. Pain was reported as 10/10.

Unipedicular Kyphoplasty and Targeted Cement Placement for T12 Fracture

AVAmax® vertebral balloon and AVAflex® vertebral augmentation needle
Presented by: J. Afshar MD
The patient is an active 82-year-old female with a history of osteoporosis. She presents with severe back pain that suddenly developed and has troubled her the past six to eight weeks. The patient felt no radicular pain.

T12-L3 Fixation across L2: Burst Fracture

Presented by: D. Corenman MD, DC
The patient is a 27-year-old male with a L2 burst fracture from a ski-jumping accident. Pain is 4/10 to 5/10 (supine). Axial low back pain radiates to S1 with paresthesias into the anterior thighs. No leg pain.

Central Cord Syndrome With Type II Odontoid Fracture

Presented by: A. Khalil MD
Central cord syndrome, severe spinal canal stenosis and type II odontoid fracture in an older male adult is featured in this case report.

Chronic Type II Odontoid Fracture With C1-C2 Instability and Severe Spinal Cord Compression

Presented by: A. Khalil MD
Case report of an adult female with history of an old type II odontoid fracture presented with severe mechanical neck pain, progressive upper and lower extremity symptoms, and gait difficulties.

Kyphosis Deformity Correction in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Presented by: J. Cuéllar MD, PhD, T. Lanman MD, FAANS, FACS
In this case of kyphosis deformity correction in ankylosing spondylitis with compression fractures, how much correction is optimal?

Traumatic Unilateral Cervical Spine Perched Facet

Presented by: B. Ball MD, S. Kaloostian MD, A. Khalil MD
A 22-year-old male was evaluated in the ED after a motor vehicle collision. He was found to have bilateral C6 comminuted lamina fractures extending to the right C6-C7 facets with grade 1 anterolisthesis of the C6 vertebral body, and perched right C6-C7 facet.

Failure to Recognize Traumatic Cervical Spinal Instability, C7-T1 Traumatic Cervical Spine Deformity

Presented by: A. Khalil MD
An elderly male who suffered C7 and T1 fractures status post a motor vehicle accident, presented to our clinic 2 months after the initial injury with worsening neck deformity and new right hand weakness and numbness.

Does this 21-year-old need a spinal fusion?

Presented by: C. Hemmer DNP, ANP, T. Piper MD
The authors pose 2 questions for consideration regarding a young adult with a previous history of low back pain now reporting marked increase in leg pain.

PMMA Extravasation Following Kyphoplasty

Presented by: E. Truumees MD
The patient is a 72-year-old female who underwent kyphoplasty to treat a T12 burst fracture two weeks ago at a different hospital. After the kyphoplasty procedure, her back pain increased and a new symptom of lower extremity weakness, right greater than left developed.

Traumatic Sacral Fracture with Neurological Impairment

Presented by: M. Fehlings MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, A. Ibrahim MBBS, PhD, FRCS
The patient is a 55-year-old woman with a history of osteoporosis, schizophrenia, and Hepatitis C. She presents with ongoing buttock pain that is severe, and indicates increased incontinence (over 2/52).

Severe L5 Burst Fracture

Presented by: A. Baaj MD
This young adult presented with severe lower back pain, bowel and bladder incontinence, and no movement in his right foot following a motor vehicle accident.

C1-C2 Fracture with Atlantoaxial Subluxation

Halo, Anterior Approach, Posterior Approach?
Presented by: A. Baaj MD
Spine case: an 87-year-old man presents after being struck by a car. Work-up reveal C1-C2 fracture: how would you treat him?

15-Year-Old Male Football Player with Severe Neck Pain After Spear Tackle

Presented by: T. Albert MD
The patient is a 15-year-old male football player who presents with severe neck pain after a spear tackle.
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