Initial disc structural preservation in type A1 and A3 thoracolumbar fractures.

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Summary of "Initial disc structural preservation in type A1 and A3 thoracolumbar fractures."

Despite a sizable amount of literature, the optimal management of thoracolumbar fractures remains controversial and many authors assume the existence of disc lesions in Magerl type A fractures. The purpose of the study was to assess the intervertebral discs in these fractures at the time of trauma. The hypothesis was that there was no change in shape and signal intensity of the discs initially.


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Name: Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR
ISSN: 1877-0568


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A type of juvenile osteochondrosis affecting the fibrocartilaginous disc (INTERVERTEBRAL DISK) in the thoracic or thoracolumbar region of the SPINE. It is characterized by a forward concave SPINAL CURVATURE or KYPHOSIS.

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