Effects of tumor location, shape and surface serration on burst fracture risk in the metastatic spine.

@article{Tschirhart2004EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of tumor location, shape and surface serration on burst fracture risk in the metastatic spine.},
  author={C E Craig E Tschirhart and Amik Nagpurkar and Cari M. Whyne},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2004},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={653-60}
}
Spinal metastatic disease occurs in up to one-third of all cancer patients. Advanced spread can lead to vertebral burst fracture, which may result in neurologic compromise. Developing a better understanding of factors affecting burst fracture risk has significant clinical importance, as early intervention can prevent vertebral fracture in high-risk patients. The primary objective of this study was to quantify the effects of tumor location and shape on vertebral body stability and burst fracture… CONTINUE READING

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