Management of thoracolumbar spine fractures.

  title={Management of thoracolumbar spine fractures.},
  author={Kirkham Burwick Wood and Weishi Li and Darren R. Lebl and Avraam L Ploumis},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  volume={14 1},
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Traumatic fractures of the spine are most common at the thoracolumbar junction and can be a source of great disability. PURPOSE To review the most current information regarding the pathophysiology, injury pattern, treatment options, and outcomes. STUDY DESIGN Literature review. METHODS Relevant articles, textbook chapters, and abstracts covering thoracolumbar spine fractures with and without neurologic deficit from 1960 to the present were reviewed. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING