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Table 1 Cause of Injury and Demographic Data

From: Outcome after thoracoscopic ventral stabilisation of thoracic and lumbar spine fractures

Parameter Patients total N = 70 Pat. at follow up N = 47
Age at surgery (yr ± SD) 45 (14) 45 (14)
Male (N (%)) 46 (65) 29 (61)
Mean Follow Up (years ±SD) -- 2.2 (1.5)
Mech. of Injury N (%) N (%)
Road Traffic Accident 18 (26) 12 (26)
Fall from height 32 (46) 23 (49)
Accident at Work 7 (10) 5 (11)
Sports Accident 6 (9) 4 (9)
Pathologic Fracture 2 (3) 2 (4)
Other 5 (7) 1 (2)
Total 70 (100) 47 (100)
Fracture Localisation (%) (%)
Th5 3.2 -
Th6 3.2 2.1
Th7 6.4 8.5
Th8 5.5 -
Th9 2.2 2.1
Th10 4.4 2.1
Th11 8.8 10.6
Th12 25.3 21.3
L1 35.2 48.9
L2 5.2 4.2
Fracture Classification (%) (%)
A1 12.9 12.7
A2 7.1 8.5
A3 70 65.9
B2 2.9 4.2
B3 1.4 -
C1 2.9 2.1
C2 1.4 -
unknown 5.7 6.3