Retrospective, propensity score-matched cohort study examining timing of fracture fixation for traumatic thoracolumbar fractures.

@article{Boakye2012RetrospectivePS,
  title={Retrospective, propensity score-matched cohort study examining timing of fracture fixation for traumatic thoracolumbar fractures.},
  author={Maxwell Boakye and Robert T. Arrigo and Melanie Hayden Gephart and Corinna Clio Zygourakis and Shivanand P. Lad},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={2220-5}
}
The timing of surgery in patients with traumatic thoracic/thoracolumbar fractures, with or without spinal cord injury, remains controversial. The objective of this study was to determine the importance of the timing of surgery for complications and resource utilization following fixation of traumatic thoracic/thoracolumbar fractures. In this retrospective cohort study, the 2003-2008 California Inpatient Databases were searched for patients receiving traumatic thoracic/thoracolumbar fracture… CONTINUE READING
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