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Eur Spine J. 1994;3(5):286-8.

Spontaneous burst fracture of the thoracolumbar spine in osteoporosis associated with neurological impairment: a report of seven cases and review of the literature.

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  • 1Orthopaedic Department, General Hospital Agios Andreas, Patras, Greece.


This is a report of seven patients suffering from osteoporosis, who sustained unstable burst fractures in the thoracolumbar spine associated with neurological impairment, without trauma. The manner of presentation, the neurological involvement, the radiological findings, as well as the surgical treatment with respect to functional and neurological recovery are discussed.

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