Pediatric lumbar Chance fractures in British Columbia: chart review and analysis of the use of shoulder restraints in MVAs.

@article{LoumanGardiner2008PediatricLC,
  title={Pediatric lumbar Chance fractures in British Columbia: chart review and analysis of the use of shoulder restraints in MVAs.},
  author={Katherine Louman-Gardiner and Kishore Mulpuri and Angeliki Perdios and Stephen J. Tredwell and P. Cripton},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={1424-9}
}
Chance fractures of the skeletally immature spine classically occur in frontal motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) when the occupants are restrained by a lap belt only and undergo traumatic hyperflexion of the torso during the impact. We retrospectively examined all MVA-related Chance fractures at British Columbia's Children's Hospital since 1986, by collecting injury and seat-belt use information from chart data and imaging studies. Twenty-six patients were included in the study, 14 wore a lap belt… CONTINUE READING

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