Thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score: a new paradigm for the treatment of thoracolumbar spine trauma

@article{Lee2005ThoracolumbarIC,
  title={Thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score: a new paradigm for the treatment of thoracolumbar spine trauma},
  author={Joon Y. Lee and Alexander R. Vaccaro and Moe R. Lim and F. C. {\"O}ner and R. John Hulbert and Rune Hedlund and Michael G. Fehlings and Paul Arnold and James Harrop and Christopher M. Bono and Paul A. Anderson and David Greg Anderson and Mitchel Byron Harris and Andrew K. Brown and Gordon H. Stock and Eli M. Baron},
  journal={Journal of Orthopaedic Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={10},
  pages={671 - 675}
}
BACKGROUND Contemporary understanding of the biomechanics, natural history, and methods of treating thoracolumbar spine injuries continues to evolve. Current classification schemes of these injuries, however, can be either too simplified or overly complex for clinical use. METHODS The Spine Trauma Group was given a survey to identify similarities in treatment algorithms for common thoracolumbar injuries, as well as to identify characteristics of injury that played a key role in the decision… CONTINUE READING