Epidemiology of traumatic spine fractures.

  title={Epidemiology of traumatic spine fractures.},
  author={Philipp Leucht and Klaus Fischer and G. M. Muhr and Ernst Josef M{\"u}ller},
  volume={40 2},
OBJECTIVES To illustrate the correlations and effects of age, gender and cause of accident on the type of vertebral fracture and fracture distribution, as well as on the likelihood to sustain an associated injury or neurological deficit. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of 562 patients with a traumatic fracture of the spine. Each patient was analysed by reviewing the medical records, the initial radiographs and CT-scans. SETTING Level 1 trauma centre from 01/1996 to 12/2000. RESULTS The most… CONTINUE READING