Dr. Sanjay Gupta

@drsanjaygupta

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

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

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1935 days ago

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

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scarpen56 1868 days ago

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

scarpen56 1868 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 1871 days ago

was there ny cord compromise??

OriginalDesign 1894 days ago

Amazing.

mmagnett 1927 days ago

corpectomy? is the cord compromised?

coolbeaches 1933 days ago

You are incredibly smart. keep up the great work.

dutch_man39 1934 days ago

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

MsDanyaL 1935 days ago

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

safegirl 1935 days ago

Burst fracture? How does that happen?

Cocomaa 1935 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 1935 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 1935 days ago

post-ops?

pantzonfire 1935 days ago

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