I was hit by a truck while I was cycling about 6 weeks ago and sustained a couple of nasty injuries. One was a T12 fracture/dislocation which was fused (rods and screws, no bone graft) straight away, however the other major injury seems to be a bit more complicated: I also have a severely displaced (anteriorly) complete transverse fracture at S4.
The problem is, it seems to be such a rare fracture that no one that I have consulted with so far has seen it before. The accident happened in Namibia (where I had the T12 surgery) and I came home to New Zealand 2 weeks later to try and get some answers.
I have tried to research as much as possible on the internet, etc but there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer as to whether surgery is the best option or taking a more conservative approach and just leaving it (given the risk if nerve damage in surgery). So has anyone else out there had this injury and what treatment did you get???