J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1978 Sep;13(3):479-482. 10.4055/jkoa.1978.13.3.479.

The Use of the Longitudinal Traction and Anterior Spinal Fusion in A Patient with the Tuberculous Kyphosis

Abstract

The beneficial effect of the longitudinal traction-either halo-femoral or halo-pelvic and the anterior spinal fusion in some spinal disorders is well documented. This paper is a report of a patient who is suffering from spine tuberculosis with severe kyphosis and incomplete paraplegia. He was treated satisfactorily by applying a Crutchfield tong-femoral traction for four weeks followed by anterior spinal fusion. It is authors concept that the early cases of the active spine tuber-culosis with advancing kyphosis can be effectively treated by using the above mentioned method without introducing more complicated combination of the spinal osteotomy, halo-pelvic distraction and spinal fusion.


MeSH Terms

Humans
Kyphosis*
Methods
Osteotomy
Paraplegia
Spinal Fusion*
Spine
Traction*
Tuberculosis
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