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Non-operative treatment is non-inferior to operative treatment of thoracolumbar fractures


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Nonoperative versus operative treatment for thoracolumbar burst fractures without neurologic deficit: a meta-analysis

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Feb;470(2):567-77. Epub 2011 Nov 5

Contributing Authors: SR Gnanenthiran S Adie IA Harris

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Dr. Harris discusses nonoperative versus operative treatment for thoracolumbar burst fractures without neurologic deficit.

Synopsis

4 independent studies (n=201) were identified that compared operative and non-operative treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures without neurologic deficit. 79 patients from two RCTs were compiled in a meta-analysis that compared functional and clinical outcomes. The results from this meta-analysis indicate that there were similar VAS pain scores, Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire scores an...

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