Thoracic Spine Operations:
The Surgical Approaches to
Mid - & Upper Back Problems
Thoracic Vertebrectomy, Graft, and Plate
If a fractured thoracic or high lumbar vertebra is compressing the spinal canal, the body of the vertebra can be removed – a vertebrectomy. The body is replaced by a bone graft and the whole construct is restored to full strength with a place and rod system. Varifix System – Illustration with permission of AO Synthes.