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Journal Abstract
Radiological and clinical differences of the spine trauma in children and adults
Piotr Majcher, Marek Fatyga, Andrzej Skwarcz
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2002; 4(5):544-548
ICID: 16236
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 5.85
Abstract provided by Publisher
Introduction. Authors discussed problems of spine trauma in children and adults. They stressed anatomical and mechanics differences of the spine trauma in each group.
Up to days methods of evaluation and operation of the spine trauma gave better opportunity to achieve good surgical treatment results.
Materials an methods. Seventy four patients under eighteen and five hundred twenty eight over eighteen were treated in Rehabilitation Department Medical Academy of Lublin from 1986 to 2001. In all cases CT or MRI evaluations were carried out.
Results. Authors pointed out the differences between children and adult spine trauma.
The authors believe that good internal stabilizations should: give good correction of the axe of the spine, include only damaged movement segments and give opportunity for possible anterior or posterior spondylodesis.
Conclusions. 1. Type of the spine trauma related to the biological age of the vertebrae, 2.Multilevel damaged of the spine occurs more often in children, in children there were less damage of the spine cord.

ICID 16236
PMID 17992162 - click here to show this article in PubMed

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