Management of distraction injury of the lumbosacral junction with unilateral perched facet

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Publication Type Report
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Bisson, Erica F.
Other Author Schirmer, Clemens M.
Title Management of distraction injury of the lumbosacral junction with unilateral perched facet
Date 2011-01-04
Description Background: Traumatic unilateral facet dislocation without fracture is an uncommon injury of the lumbosacral junction. We describe a case of a unilateral perched L5-S1 facet causing axial back pain and radiculopathy provoked by motion. Case Description: The patient underwent reduction with complete facetectomy followed by internal fixation at L5-S1, facilitating decompression of the S1 nerve root. Postoperatively, the patient reported improvement in her pain. Conclusions: This injury can be recognized using subtle clues, such as transverse process fractures and/or widened posterior elements. Despite its rarity, when identified, this injury can be characterized using the new TLICS system for thoracolumbar fractures and should be managed accordingly. Key Words: Facet dislocation, operative management, trauma
Type Text
Publisher Medknow publications
Volume 2
Issue 26
Subject Spine surgery, Facet dislocation, operative management, trauma, neurosurgery
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Schirmer CM, Bisson EF. Management of distraction injury of the lumbosacral junction with unilateral perched facet. Surg Neurol Int 2011, 2(26).
Rights Management © 2011 Schirmer CM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Source Surg Neurol Int 2011, 2:26; This article is available from: http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/content/1/2/26
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6183qqt
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