Fracture Fixation

Spinal fractures are disastrous, and can cause severe complications, including paralysis and even a severely reduced lifespan, but fracture fixation procedures can be utilized to provide pain relief, restore mobility and increase the quality of life.


Spinal fractures can be caused by a number of events, but most are "high energy" events that cause massive trauma.

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Fall from heights
  • Fall on ground
  • High velocity sports injuries
  • Gunshot wounds

Spinal fracture fixation is often necessary after accidents and injuries.

Advantages of fixation include-

  • Stabilization of the unstable spine - so as to allow the patient to sit from the next day and better rehabilitation and nursing care possible.
  • Decompression of the neurological structures so as to give chance of neurological recovery.
  • Avoidance of complications of prolonged bed rest such as Bed sore, DVT, Pneumonia etc.
  • Restoration of spinal alignment - Avoidance of spinal deformity.