Sibylle Ruppert

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BACKGROUND The timing of stabilization for thoracic spine injuries is discussed controversial. Although early repair of long bone fractures is known to reduce complications, few studies investigate this issue in spine trauma. METHODS We retrospectively investigated 160 patients (January 2000 to March 2003) with spine fractures from Th1 to L1, which were(More)
BACKGROUND Proper timing of stabilization for spinal injuries is discussed controversially. Whereas early repair of long bone fractures is known to reduce complications, few studies exist that investigate this issue in acute spinal trauma. In particular, the importance of coexisting lung injuries has to be determined, as it might influence clinical course(More)
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