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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2016, Volume 2 Issue 3

Clinical profile of patients treated for thoracic and lumbar spine injuries

Author(s): Dr. Atul Gangwar and Dr. Mozammil Pheroz
Abstract: Introduction: Approximately 90% of all spinal fractures occur in the thoracic and lumbar spines. In fact, the majority of thoracic and lumbar injuries occur within the region between T11 and L1, commonly referred to as the thoracolumbar junction
Methodology: A general physical examination which included nourishment status, height, weight, body mass index, pallor, icterus, cyanosis and clubbing were done. Blood pressure and pulse of the patient was measured and recorded. Local examination of spine were inspected for swelling, any scar, sinus and palpated for tenderness.
Results: Commonly fractured vertebra is L1(30%) and then L2 and L3 jointly (23.33%). Least fractured vertebra is L4
Conclusion: The most common mode of injury in these patients with thoracolumbar vertebral fractures was fall from height (80%) followed by road traffic accidents (RTA)
Pages: 158-161  |  832 Views  18 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Atul Gangwar, Dr. Mozammil Pheroz. Clinical profile of patients treated for thoracic and lumbar spine injuries. Int J Orthop Sci 2016;2(3):158-161.
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences