Does optimal timing for spine fracture fixation exist?

@article{Croce2001DoesOT,
  title={Does optimal timing for spine fracture fixation exist?},
  author={Martin A. Croce and Tiffany K. Bee and E. A. Blake Pritchard and Preston Roy Miller and Timothy C. Fabian},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={233 6},
  pages={
          851-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of timing of spine fracture fixation on outcome in multiply injured patients. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA There is little consensus regarding the optimal timing of spine fracture fixation after blunt trauma. Potential advantages of early fixation include earlier patient mobilization and fewer septic complications; disadvantages include compounded complications from associated injuries and inconvenience of surgical scheduling. METHODS Patients with spine… CONTINUE READING
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