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How can you treat multiple fractures of the back after a motorcycle accident?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Surgery - Trauma
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Orthopedic spine surgeons or neurosurgeons handle these injuries.

In brief: Depends

Orthopedic spine surgeons or neurosurgeons handle these injuries.
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
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Dr. Wassim Habre
Surgery - Trauma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Treatment depends on the type, and locations of the fracture, the stability of the vertebral column plays a major role in deciding the further theurapeutic planning that could ranges from emergent surgery to protect and relief the compression on the canal, to a simple brace to give time for the vertebrae to heat and could be just pain medication when no important structures are involved.

In brief: Depends

Treatment depends on the type, and locations of the fracture, the stability of the vertebral column plays a major role in deciding the further theurapeutic planning that could ranges from emergent surgery to protect and relief the compression on the canal, to a simple brace to give time for the vertebrae to heat and could be just pain medication when no important structures are involved.
Dr. Wassim Habre
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Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

It depends on exactly what is fractured.
Multiple vertebral body fractures could be treated with vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, fusion, or bed rest; transverse process and spinous process fractures are likely to need some minimal immobilization. Unstable major fractures with ligament damage may need surgical correction and spinal fusion.

In brief: It depends

It depends on exactly what is fractured.
Multiple vertebral body fractures could be treated with vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, fusion, or bed rest; transverse process and spinous process fractures are likely to need some minimal immobilization. Unstable major fractures with ligament damage may need surgical correction and spinal fusion.
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