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Nonoperatively treated burst fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine in adults: a 23- to 41-year follow-up.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society
Publication Date
Volume
7
Issue
6
Pages
701–707
Identifiers
PMID: 17998129
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Nonoperatively treated burst fractures of the thoracic or lumbar spine in adults with or without minor neurological deficits have a predominantly favorable long-term outcome, and there seems to be no increased risk for subsequent disc height reduction in the adjacent discs.

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