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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Jason W Savage, Timothy A Moore, Paul M Arnold, Nikhil Thakur, Wellington K Hsu, Alpesh A Patel, Kathryn McCarthy, Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro, John R Dimar, Paul A Anderson
STUDY DESIGN: The thoracolumbar injury classification system (TLICS) was evaluated in 20 consecutive pediatric spine trauma cases. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of the TLICS in pediatric spine trauma. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The TLICS was developed to improve the categorization and management of thoracolumbar trauma. TLICS has been shown to have good reliability and validity in the adult population...
September 15, 2015: Spine
Nathaniel S Kreykes, Robert W Letton
Cervical spine injury in pediatric trauma occurs rarely; however, there is significant potential for considerable morbidity when it does occur. Screening for cervical spine injuries has been shown to be most sensitive in adult trauma centers when combined with reliable physical examination findings. Because pediatric trauma patients suffer from a different range of injuries than adults, and often are not reliable due to age limitations or associated head injury, the same strategies employed in adult trauma do not always hold true in children...
November 2010: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
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