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Lumbotomy (L1-L4)

Thoracic and lumbar fractures: Lumbotomy (L1-L4)

Skin Incision

The incision depends on the fracture level, which should be correlated with preoperative imaging.

The length of the incision depends on many factors eg, number, location and classification of fractures, obesity of the patient, previous thoracic operations, etc.

It is necessary to confirm the correct level of the approach with fluoroscopy.