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Treatment options prescribed by the spinal surgeon varies based on the types of fractures. Contact Spinal Surgeon in UK, Mr Jwalant S.Mehta. He is a consultant Children and Adult Spinal Surgeon UK, specialising in spinal deformity corrections and treatment of all spinal conditions. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures Types, Causes,
Symptoms and Treatment Options
The human spine is housed inside a bony spinal
column made up of 33 bones that are interlocked
and stacked up against one another along with
muscle, tendons and ligaments. These bones are
called vertebrae and the entire spinal column of
these bones are divided into cervical, thoracic,
lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx regions. A fracture
(break) to the vertebrae in thoracic and lumbar
spine regions is called a thoracolumbar spine
fracture. A thoracolumbar spine fracture is a
severe injury that can cause ligament damage,
vertebra misalignment and injury to the spinal
cord and other neurological structures, according
to Children and Adult Spinal Surgeon Mr. Jwalant
S Mehta. Read on to know more

Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures Types, Causes,
Symptoms and Treatment Options
  • What causes thoracolumbar spine fracture?
  • Events that cause high energy trauma violent
    sports injuries, and motor vehicle accidents are
    the common causes of thoracolumbar spine
    fractures. The sudden intense and abrupt impact
    that occurs in these high-energy impact events
    can crack the bones, rupture the bones, damage
    the ligaments and harm the spinal cord causing
    neurological damage.
  • These types of fractures as their name suggests
    happening in the transition area of the flexible
    lumbar spine and immobile thoracic spine. Even
    low-energy trauma can also cause injury to the
    invertebrate disc. So depending on the cause and
    intensity of the injury, the type of
    thoracolumbar fracture may be classified into
  • Burst fracture
  • Compassion fracture
  • Chance fracture
  • Dislocation fracture

Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures Types, Causes,
Symptoms and Treatment Options
Symptoms and Diagnosis Intense back pain and
stiffness are signature symptoms of the
thoracolumbar spine fracture. But in high-energy
trauma events, a patient may suffer injuries to
the other body parts as well, and relatively the
pain may below to identify the damage in the
back. Usually, weakness, numbness in the legs and
radiating pain are other symptoms in patients who
may have suffered neurological compression.
Since the fractures are caused by high-energy
trauma events injuries to other body parts and
internal organs is possible too. A thoracolumbar
spine fracture is the first thing a spine surgeon
or Orthopaedic surgeon in UK looks for when a
patient is involved in an accident or major
trauma. Medical history, clinical studies,
physical and imaging studies are used for the
diagnosis by a spine surgeon when it comes to
thoracolumbar spine fracture.
Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures Types, Causes,
Symptoms and Treatment Options
Treatment for thoracolumbar spine fracture in
UK A spine surgeon treats thoracolumbar spine
fractures with both non-surgical and surgical
treatment options. The choice is made based on
the severity of the fracture and the patients
medical history. Non-surgical options for
thoracolumbar spine fracture include braces and
medication. Surgical options include fusing the
fractured vertebrae using posterior spinal fusion
and also instrumentation where rods and metal
screws are used to stabilize the spine. Anterior
and posterior spinal surgery are prescribed by
the spinal surgeons in case of thoracolumbar
spine fractures where the spine is destabilized
severely. In rare cases, surgical decompression
may also be required to improve the patients
ability to recover from neurological damage,
Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures Types, Causes,
Symptoms and Treatment Options
  • However, the exact type of treatment options
    prescribed by the spinal surgeon varies based on
    the types of fractures that were listed above. If
    you are living in and around Birmingham and are
    looking for a spinal surgeon London for
    thoracolumbar spine fracture treatment then you
    can contact Children and Adult Spinal Surgeon Mr
    Jwalant S.Mehta here https//

Contact us
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
  • BMI The Priory Hospital
  • Spire Parkway Hospital
  • Bromsgrove Private Clinic

Contact and Connect
  • Clinical secretary Samantha Leavy 44 785 021
  • Medico-legal secretary Jan Clarke 44 121
  • Spire Parkway Hospital 0121 704 5500
  • BMI NEC (National Enquiry Centre) 0808 101 0337
  • BMI Priory 0121 446 1638
  • Email
  • The appointments are booked through the clinic
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