Spinal Fracture Treatment In Dubai

Spinal Fracture Treatment In Dubai

Spinal fractures are injuries that involve the breaking or cracking of the bones in the spine, known as vertebrae. These fractures can result from various causes, including trauma, osteoporosis, or other medical conditions. 

The severity of spinal fractures can vary from minor to severe, and they may or may not impact the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. Spinal fracture treatment depends on the type, location, and severity of the injury, and treatments range from conservative measures like rest, bracing, and pain management to surgical interventions aimed at stabilizing the spine and facilitating the healing process.

Types Of Spinal Fractures

Based on where the fractures are caused, the fractures include

  • Cervical Fracture and Cervical Dislocation: Injuries to the neck region of the spine may require immobilization, surgery for realignment, or conservative management, depending on the extent of damage.
  • Thoracic Fracture and Dislocation: These injuries in the mid-back region are managed based on their location and severity, with treatments including bracing, pain management, or surgery.
  • Lumbar Fractures: Occurring in the lower back, treatment depends on the specific fracture type, ranging from conservative measures to surgical intervention for stabilization.
  • Sacral Fractures: These fractures at the base of the spine may require conservative treatment or surgical intervention, depending on the extent of injury.

Some other spinal fracture types are discussed as follows:

  • Osteoporotic Wedge Compression Fractures: These fractures are common in individuals with osteoporosis, where the front of a vertebra collapses, causing back pain and typically requiring bracing or surgery for severe cases. These vertebral fractures are common among aged individuals.
  • Burst Fractures: Resulting from high-impact trauma, these fractures shatter the vertebra, potentially leading to spinal cord injury. These impacted fractures are often treated with spinal surgery.
  • Hangman’s Fracture: Affecting the second cervical vertebra (C2), this fracture is caused by hyperextension of the neck and may require surgical stabilization.
  • Odontoid Peg Fracture / C2 Fracture: These fractures affect the crucial dens in C2, with treatment depending on the fracture type, ranging from conservative measures to surgery.

What Are The Most Common Symptoms?

Pain and inflammation are the most common symptoms of a fracture. However, the pain may come and go, sometimes leaving the patient in a dilemma. In such a case, one must notice other prominent symptoms of spine fractures that include:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tingling or electrical shock-like sensations of nerves in the affected fractured part
  • Weakness of muscles / paralysis
  • Altered sensation in the arms or legs
  • Bowel or bladder changes

Proper diagnosis is necessary for fractured back treatment.


Fractures usually show the aforementioned symptoms. However, the surgeon recommends the following tests for accurately detecting fracture sites and managing vertebral fracture treatment in Dubai. The diagnostic tests include:

  • Physical examination
  • Neurological examination
  • X-ray
  • CT Scan
  • MRI

Spinal Fracture Treatment In Dubai

Spinal fracture treatment is based on the severity of any given fracture. The doctor critically analyses the fracture diagnostic tests and recommends the most suitable treatment.

If the fracture is supposedly or caused by degeneration such as osteoporosis, the doctor may recommend conservative treatments including braces or immobilisation corsets followed by specific exercises to stimulate muscle-bone activity and restore mobility. Vertebroplasty (cement injected into the vertebra) may also be very helpful.

However, if the fracture is severe, the doctor may recommend spine fracture surgery In Dubai. The surgery aims to alleviate pain caused by fractures, heal fractures and restore spine mobility. The following surgeries are done to repair spine fractures as fractured back treatment.


Vertebroplasty surgery helps with all sorts of pain associated with compression fractures. Here, the surgeon makes a small incision in the skin and inserts an X-ray-guided catheter into the fracture site. Next, the catheter is led to the fractured bone, and bone cement is inserted in the fractured part through the catheter, which cements within the vertebra and solidifies in minutes.

The surgeon carefully examines all fractures and repeats the process until all fractures are filled and solidified. Finally, after confirming the cement adhesion in the fracture, the catheter is withdrawn, and the incision is closed. This is how your fractured vertebrae treatment is completed. This is typically done under sedation.


Kyphoplasty is similar to vertebroplasty. In this surgery, an X-ray-guided catheter is inserted through a small incision. Next, an inflatable bone tamp is inserted to create a space for the bone cement. Then, bone cement is pushed into the cavity once the inflator has been removed. Once the bone cement in the cavity has solidified, the equipment is withdrawn, and the incision is closed with sutures.

Fusion surgery

If the fracture is unstable, surgery can help in managing spinal stability. Spinal fusion is traditionally done as open surgery but can also be performed through minimally invasive techniques. The surgeon accesses the broken vertebrae through a single incision and then fixes the segments with screws and rods into one structure. Fusion surgery aims to stabilise the spine by merging fractured parts.

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Dr Sherief Elsayed is one of the most reputed spinal surgeons in Dubai. He has immense experience handling complicated spine cases and performing accurate surgeries in cases of severe spine fracture, spine infection, spinal deformity, and spinal tumour removal.

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