Validity of the three-column theory of thoracolumbar fractures. A biomechanic investigation.

@article{Panjabi1995ValidityOT,
  title={Validity of the three-column theory of thoracolumbar fractures. A biomechanic investigation.},
  author={Manohar M. Panjabi and Thomas Oxland and M. Kifune and Markus Arand and Lian-qing Wen and An-Min Chen},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={1122-7}
}
STUDY DESIGN This study validated the three-column theory of fractures by correlating the multidirectional instabilities and the vertebral injuries to each of the three columns, using a biomechanic trauma model. OBJECTIVES The objective was to validate the three-column theory as applied to the thoracolumbar fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The widely used three-column theory of fractures for classification and evaluation was based on retrospective analysis of radiographs. No… CONTINUE READING