Diagnosis and management of thoracolumbar spine fractures.

@article{Vaccaro2003DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of thoracolumbar spine fractures.},
  author={Alexander R. Vaccaro and David H. Kim and Darrel Brodke and Mitchel B. Harris and Jens R. Chapman and Thomas Schildhauer and Milton Lee Chip Routt and Rick C. Sasso},
  journal={Instructional course lectures},
  year={2003},
  volume={53},
  pages={
          359-73
        }
}
The lack of robust clinical studies has contributed to controversy regarding optimal treatment for patients with injuries to the thoracolumbar spine. The transitional anatomy of the thoracolumbar spine makes it vulnerable to injury resulting from high-energy motor vehicle collisions and falls; osteoporosis is an underlying factor in most of the compression fractures identified in elderly patients. The formulation of a treatment plan for patients with injuries to the thoracolumbar spine depends… CONTINUE READING

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