How long will I have to wear a brace following a burst fracture of my T12 vertebra?


According to a recent study by Bailey et al in 2015, treatment of a thoracolumbar burst fracture can include a brace or not with equivalent results. The group utilizing the brace was instructed to wear it at all times, unless in bed, for ten weeks, with a weening out period after eight weeks. In both groups there was a lifting limitation of less than five pounds, and no bending past ninety degrees at the hips for eight weeks. However you should always ask your physician for their specific instructions about use of the brace following your injury, as individual circumstances may indicate a different course of treatment.