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Thoracolumbar spine fracture classification

There have been attempts in the past to classify thoracolumbar injury in different ways: according to mechanisms of injury 1) , differentiating between flexion and distraction injuries 2) 3) 4) 5).

A widely used model for thoracolumbar spine stability is the 3 column of Denis.

see Denis Classification and Three column model.

see McAfee classification.

see AOSpine Thoracolumbar Classification System.

see Thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score.


see Magerl classification of thoracolumbar spinal fractures.

1)
Ferguson RL, Allen BL., Jr A mechanistic classification of thoracolumbar spine fractures. Clin Orthop. 1984;189:77–88.
2)
Chance QC. Note on a type of flexion fracture of the spine. Br J Radiol. 1948;21:452–453. doi: 10.1259/0007-1285-21-249-452.
3)
Gertzbein SD, Court-Brown CM. Flexion/distraction injuries of the lumbar spine. Mechanisms of injury and classification. Clin Orthop. 1988;227:52–60.
4)
Rennie W, Mitchell N. Flexion distraction injuries of the thoracolumbar spine. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1973;55:386–390.
5)
Smith WS, Kauter H. Patterns and mechanics of lumbar injuries associated with lap seat belts. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1969;51:239–254.
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