Publications by authors named "U H Gaekwad"

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Acute burst fractures. A comparative analysis of a modern fracture classification and pathologic findings.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 1992 Mar(276):169-75

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Göteborg, Sahlgren Hospital, Sweden.

Ten acute thoracolumbar burst fractures (T11-L3) in eight spinal specimens were investigated regarding injuries to the bony, ligamentous, and neural structures. The fractures were subdivided into three groups, which were compared to the different burst fractures proposed by Denis in 1983. In the specimens, it was impossible to separate Denis Type A and B fractures. The Type D fractures showed pronounced instability. These latter fractures were subdivided into two groups: one with rupture of the bony vertebral arch (D) and one with rupture of the posterior ligaments (D2). The Denis A or B fractures were not associated with macroscopic or microscopic damage to the spinal cord or cauda equina, or both. However, in the six Denis D fractures, the neural tissue was transected in one case and severely compressed in four cases.
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March 1992

Burst fractures in the thoracic and lumbar spine. A clinico-neuropathologic analysis.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 1989 Dec;14(12):1316-23

Department of Orthopedics, University of Goteborg, Sahlgren Hospital, Sweden.

Neuropathologic analysis of eight acute and 12 chronic burst fractures was performed. In the acute cases, the injury to the bony, ligamentous, and neural tissues was investigated. Serious Denis B or D fractures showed signs of pronounced instability, and all had a large bone fragment rotated into the spinal canal. The neural tissues were compressed in two cases and transected in one. The Denis A fractures had relatively well-restored ligamentous structures and the bone fragment in the spinal canal was narrowing the spinal canal less than 50% in all cases. Three of four had normal neural tissue macroscopically and microscopically. The majority of the patients with chronic burst fractures did not show any sign of bone fragment resorption. Six out of eight patients with thoracolumbar (T12 and L1) and lumbar (L3) fractures experienced intractable burning pain and/or rhizopathy. The pain seemed to be caused by entrapment of the nerve roots in adhesions.
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