3 days after admission; (3) "Spine damage control" procedure by posterior reduction and instrumentation within 24 hours of admission, followed by anterior 360° completion fusion at > 3 days after admission, if indicated. The primary and secondary endpoints include length of ventilator-free days, length of ICU and hospital stay, mortality, incidence of complications, neurological status and functional recovery. A "spine damage control" protocol may save lives and improve outcomes in severely injured patients with associated spine injuries."/> 3 days after admission; (3) "Spine damage control" procedure by posterior reduction and instrumentation within 24 hours of admission, followed by anterior 360° completion fusion at > 3 days after admission, if indicated. The primary and secondary endpoints include length of ventilator-free days, length of ICU and hospital stay, mortality, incidence of complications, neurological status and functional recovery. A "spine damage control" protocol may save lives and improve outcomes in severely injured patients with associated spine injuries."/>
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Open Peer Review Reports for: Advocating "spine damage control" as a safe and effective treatment modality for unstable thoracolumbar fractures in polytrauma patients: a hypothesis

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Original Submission
17 Feb 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Apr 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Uli Schmucker
21 Apr 2009 Author responded Author comments - Philip Stahel
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Apr 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Apr 2009 Author responded Author comments - Philip Stahel
Resubmission - Version 3
27 Apr 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
6 May 2009 Author responded Author comments - Philip Stahel
Resubmission - Version 6
6 May 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 6
Publishing
11 May 2009 Editorially accepted
11 May 2009 Article published 10.1186/1752-2897-3-6

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