• Medicine
  • Published 2012

OPERATIVE VERSUS NON-OPERATIVE TREATMENT FOR THORACOLUMBAR BURST FRACTURES WITHOUT NEUROLOGICAL DEFICIT: INDIVIDUAL PATIENT DATA META-ANALYSIS

@inproceedings{Gnanenthiran2012OPERATIVEVN,
  title={OPERATIVE VERSUS NON-OPERATIVE TREATMENT FOR THORACOLUMBAR BURST FRACTURES WITHOUT NEUROLOGICAL DEFICIT: INDIVIDUAL PATIENT DATA META-ANALYSIS},
  author={Sonali Rukshana Gnanenthiran and Sam Adie and Ian A. Harris},
  year={2012}
}
Decision-making regarding operative versus non-operative treatment of patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures in the absence of neurological deficits is controversial, and evidence from trials is sparse. We present a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials comparing operative treatment to non-operative treatment in the management of thoracolumbar burst fractures. With the assistance of a medical librarian, an electronic search of Medline Embase and Cochrane Central Register… CONTINUE READING

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