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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Advocating "spine damage control" as a safe and effective treatment modality for unstable thoracolumbar fractures in polytrauma patients: a hypothesis

  • Philip F Stahel1Email author,
  • Michael A Flierl1,
  • Ernest E Moore2,
  • Wade R Smith1,
  • Kathryn M Beauchamp3 and
  • Anthony Dwyer1
Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes20093:6

https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-2897-3-6

Received: 17 February 2009

Accepted: 11 May 2009

Published: 11 May 2009

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA
(2)
Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA
(3)
Division of Neurosurgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA

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