1986 年 34 巻 3 号 p. 921-923
We studied the consequenses of the patients, who had the stable thoracolumbar fractures treated without reduction, and who were not older than 60 years when they were injured, and were not accompanied with neurological deficits or severe complications.
The number of the patients were 23, (male: 15, female: 8, average age: 40 years). The periods of follow up are 4 to 8 years (average: 5 years). The results showed that 19 of 23 patients have no symptom. Four patients who have mild lumbago seem to be related to secondary spinal kyphosis.
We are impressed that the stable thoraco-lumbar fractures need not necessarily be reduced, but that we should pay deliberate attention to spinal alignment.