Spinal injuries in the pediatric age group: a review of 82 cases of spinal cord and vertebral column injuries

@article{Turut1996SpinalII,
  title={Spinal injuries in the pediatric age group: a review of 82 cases of spinal cord and vertebral column injuries},
  author={Mehmet Turğut and G{\"o}khan Akpinar and Nejat Akalan and Osman Ekin {\"O}zcan},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={5},
  pages={148-152}
}
A review of 82 children with spinal cord and/or vertebral column injury treated in our department between 1968 and 1993 showed that 67% of the patients were boys and the average age was 11.4 years. The cause, vertebral level, and type of injury, and the severity of neurological injury varied with the age of the patient. The cause of pediatric injuries differed from that of adult injuries in that falls were the most common causative factor (56%) followed by vehicular accidents (23%). The most… CONTINUE READING

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