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December 7, 2011
 
FEATURED CASE STUDY
Can the patient ever return to farming?
Presented by: Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD
Back pain prevents a 52-year-old female from working her farm. Six months ago she was involved in a MVA. The MRI (Fig. 3) reveals bony retropulsion into the spinal canal abutting the spinal cord.
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MRI shows T5 burst fracture with retropulsion of bone into spinal canal touching cord
Fig 1B: T5 burst fracture
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Presented by: Harry Brown, MD
97-year-old osteoporotic patient presents with 10/10 back pain. Figure 1 demonstrates her recent T8 fracture with marrow edema. Harry Brown, MD describes his experience using the 11G introducer needle as currently the smallest cannula approach for kyphoplasty. Reginald Q. Knight, MD offers an insightful peer discussion.
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vertebral compression fracture at T8 with marrow edema
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