Dr. Sanjay Gupta

@drsanjaygupta

Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Exec Prod/Writer of TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings

it's an L1 burst fracture. I removed the fractured bone and fused from front and back.

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2556 days ago

it's an L1 burst fracture. I removed the fractured bone and fused from front and back.

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scarpen56 2489 days ago

Ok. Question. If a herniated disk is abutting the neuroforamin can this account for pain that can get severe with activity?

scarpen56 2489 days ago

Wow. I am an attorney who helps disabled people get medical and financial benefits. You have the BEST pics on Twitter. They really help me understand these medical problems.

kyrasinging2 2492 days ago

was there ny cord compromise??

OriginalDesign 2515 days ago

Amazing.

mmagnett 2548 days ago

corpectomy? is the cord compromised?

coolbeaches 2554 days ago

You are incredibly smart. keep up the great work.

dutch_man39 2555 days ago

With all your other commitments, how do you find time for surgery?

MsDanyaL 2555 days ago

my brother in law just went thru this procedure back home in NJ..26 staples in his back Yikes !

safegirl 2556 days ago

Burst fracture? How does that happen?

Cocomaa 2556 days ago

My buttbone (L5-S1) was fused with titanium from anterior. They had to push my guts up into my chest. Post-op was not good for me...

Cocomaa 2556 days ago

I mentioned T12 and L1. I don't think he will acknowledge any of us who either nailed it (no pun intended) or came 90% close.

fhbainbridge 2556 days ago

post-ops?

pantzonfire 2556 days ago

Do i get any props for being the first to guess burst fracture?