Thoracolumbar junction injuries after motor vehicle collision: are there differences in restrained and nonrestrained front seat occupants?

@article{Inamasu2007ThoracolumbarJI,
  title={Thoracolumbar junction injuries after motor vehicle collision: are there differences in restrained and nonrestrained front seat occupants?},
  author={Joji Inamasu and Bernard H. Guiot},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={311-4}
}
OBJECT Motor vehicle collision (MVC) is one of the most common causes of thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) injury. Although there is little doubt that the use of seat belts reduces the incidence and severity of TLJ injury after MVC, the mechanism by which this is protective against TLJ injury for drivers and passengers is relatively unknown. METHODS Thirty-nine patients with TLJ (T11-L2) injury who were front seat occupants of a four-wheeled vehicle at the time of MVC (frontal crash) were admitted… CONTINUE READING

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