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Classification of Magerl et al for Injuries to the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: Distinction of the Major Types

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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Magerl et al developed a classification for injuries to the thoracic and lumbar spine using a scheme similar to that used for the AO fracture classification. This can help separate patients into groups which correlate with injury severity and management needs. The authors are from multiple institutions in Europe and North America.

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