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Evaluation Outcome Of Posterior Decompression With Instrumented Fusion In Thoracic And Thoracolumbar Tuberculosis

Karya Triko Biakto, Jainal Arifin, Handoko Lau, Jansen Lee.


Aims: This research aims to evaluate functional, neurological, and radiological outcomes of patients treated with posterior decompression with instrumented fusion in thoracic and thoracolumbar tuberculosis. Method Records: of 8 men and 10 women aged 22 to 58 years who underwent posterior decompression with instrumented fusion were followed up for a minimum one year were reviewed. Comparative analytic design with prospective approach using the Oswetry Disability Index (ODI), Frankel grading, and Local Kyphus angle were evaluated preoperatively, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months postoperatively. The data were then collected and analysed with Mann-Whitney U-test, Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test, and Spearman’s Correlation test. Results: The mean ODI score improved from 72.35 to 28.2 at one year follow-up (p

Key words: Thoracic, Thoracolumbar, Posterior decompression with instrumented fusion, Oswetry Disability Index [ODI] score, Frankel grading, Local Kyphus Angle

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