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Thoracic Spine Burst Fractures Wheeless

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Description: - results from hyperflexion, which produces wedge compression of one or more vertebral bodies;
- due to the rigidity of the rib cage, most of these frxs are stable;
- thoracic spinal canal is narrow in relation to the spinal cord, so that thoracic spinal cord injuries commonly are complete;

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Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Aug 14 2008