A Comprehensive Classification of Thoracic and Lumbar Injuries

  • F. Magerl
  • M. Aebi


A classification should allow the identification of any injury by means of a simple algorithm based on easily recognizable and consistent radiographic and clinical characteristics. In addition, it should provide a concise and descriptive terminology, information regarding the severity of the injury, and guidance as to the choice of treatment and should serve as a useful tool for future studies.


Vertebral Body Spinal Canal Burst Fracture Thoracolumbar Spine Neural Injury 
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