Comminuted fracture of the thoracic spine.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209287
Title:
Comminuted fracture of the thoracic spine.
Authors:
Cashman, J P; Carty, F L; Ryan, M; Mahalingham, K
Affiliation:
Dept of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork., james.cashman@gmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2006 Oct-Dec;175(4):76-8.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209287
PubMed ID:
17312836
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Road deaths fell initially after the introduction of the penalty points but despite this, the rate of spinal injuries remained unchanged. AIMS: We report a patient with a dramatic spinal injury, though without neurological deficit. We discuss the classification, management and economic impact of these injuries. METHODS: We describe the management of a patient with a comminuted thoracic spinal fracture without neurological injury. We conducted a literature review with regard to the availability of literature of the management of these injuries. RESULTS: This 17-year-old female was managed surgically and had a good functional outcome. There is no clear consensus in the published literature on the management of these injuries. CONCLUSIONS: Comminuted thoracic spinal factures are potentially devastating. Such a patient presents challenges in determining the appropriate treatment.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Accidents, Traffic; Adolescent; Female; Fractures, Comminuted/*radiography; Humans; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Spinal Fractures/*radiography; Thoracic Vertebrae/*injuries/radiography; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
ISSN:
0021-1265 (Print); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCashman, J Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarty, F Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorMahalingham, Ken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:17:15Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:17:15Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:17:15Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2006 Oct-Dec;175(4):76-8.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid17312836en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209287-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Road deaths fell initially after the introduction of the penalty points but despite this, the rate of spinal injuries remained unchanged. AIMS: We report a patient with a dramatic spinal injury, though without neurological deficit. We discuss the classification, management and economic impact of these injuries. METHODS: We describe the management of a patient with a comminuted thoracic spinal fracture without neurological injury. We conducted a literature review with regard to the availability of literature of the management of these injuries. RESULTS: This 17-year-old female was managed surgically and had a good functional outcome. There is no clear consensus in the published literature on the management of these injuries. CONCLUSIONS: Comminuted thoracic spinal factures are potentially devastating. Such a patient presents challenges in determining the appropriate treatment.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Trafficen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFractures, Comminuted/*radiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshImaging, Three-Dimensionalen_GB
dc.subject.meshSpinal Fractures/*radiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshThoracic Vertebrae/*injuries/radiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computeden_GB
dc.titleComminuted fracture of the thoracic spine.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDept of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork., james.cashman@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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