Occupant and crash characteristics in thoracic and lumbar spine injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions.


BACKGROUND CONTEXT Motor vehicle collisions (MVC) are a leading cause of thoracic and lumbar (T and L) spine injuries. Mechanisms of injury in vehicular crashes that result in thoracic and lumbar fractures and the spectrum of injury in these occupants have not been extensively studied in the literature. PURPOSE The objective was to investigate the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2014.01.038