Trauma to the thoracic and lumbar spine in the adolescent.

  title={Trauma to the thoracic and lumbar spine in the adolescent.},
  author={Peter Clark and Merv Letts},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  volume={44 5},
During adolescence the spine undergoes rapid growth and changes in anatomy and biomechanical properties. Fractures of the adolescent spine are relatively uncommon but may give rise to serious problems. This review describes thoracolumbar fractures in adolescents with respect to epidemiology, anatomy, mechanisms of injury, clinical and radiologic assessment… CONTINUE READING