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Suggest remedy for bone fracture

My boyfriend fractured his L1 in his back. He is suppose to wear a turtle shell brace, but has been getting up and moving without it. I have warned him about it, but he hates the brace. What can I do or say to make him see how serious this is? He was in a plane crash 6 days ago.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

I have studied your case.

I will advise you MRI spine and if there is any cord compression with lower limb weakness then you may need decompression.

You need decompression if fracture is compressing spinal cord.
Decompression is necessary if neurological deficit or bladder involvement is there.

If there is no neurological involvement then conservative brace or rest is sufficient
If minimal wedge compression just bed rest is sufficient.
Later on follow rehabilitation and physiotherapy.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
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Suggest remedy for bone fracture

Hello, I have studied your case. I will advise you MRI spine and if there is any cord compression with lower limb weakness then you may need decompression. You need decompression if fracture is compressing spinal cord. Decompression is necessary if neurological deficit or bladder involvement is there. If there is no neurological involvement then conservative brace or rest is sufficient If minimal wedge compression just bed rest is sufficient. Later on follow rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.