last week after my accident the e.r. doctor told me i had a burst fracture of lumbar 1 and 4. i have a turtle brace to wear for 6 weeks. no one else seems to know much of this terminology, me included. he said it doesn't require surgury, only stablization. that's a large task in itself.
does anyone have any info. on this? or any links?
Actually the TLSO is not for any stabilization per se. It is so the fracture heals with the patient in an upright and close to anatomical position. Many people will hunch forward to alleviate their pain and without the TLSO will heal in an kyphotic position which leads to further complications.
Hopefully you are doing very well at this point
Last edit by jconn on Jan 27, '06