Journal article

Factors that predict poor outcomes in patients with traumatic vertebral body fractures

Zi Yang, Adrian J Lowe, David E de la Harpe, Martin D Richardson

INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors that predict poor patient-reported outcomes in patients with traumatic vertebral body fracture(s) of the thoracic and/or lumbar spine without neurological deficit. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is a paucity of information on factors that predict poor patient-reported outcomes in patients with traumatic vertebral body fracture(s) of the thoracic and/or lumbar spine without neurological deficit. METHODS: Patients were identified from the Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR). VOTOR includes all patients with orthopaedic trauma admitted to the two adult Level 1 trauma centres in Victoria, Australia. Pati..

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