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Validating a newly proposed classification system for thoracolumbar spine trauma: looking to the future of the thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score.

Authors
  • Bono, Christopher M
  • Vaccaro, Alexander R
  • Hurlbert, R J
  • Arnold, Paul
  • Oner, F C
  • Harrop, James
  • Anand, Neel
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of orthopaedic trauma
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2006
Volume
20
Issue
8
Pages
567–572
Identifiers
PMID: 16990729
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Of the three phases of validating a fracture classification system described by Audige et al, TLICS has successfully passed through phase 1 (development) and phase 2 (multicenter agreement studies). With modifications made in response to phase 2 studies, TLICS will be ready to enter into the clinical validation phase. Although TLICS will initially be assessed for its ability to predict type of treatment, it is the authors' hope that, with appropriate analysis, the system will also be predictive of injury severity and clinical outcomes. These qualities remain to be demonstrated through rigorous prospective clinical investigation.

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