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Classification of Magerl et al for Injuries to the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: Pure Vertebral Body Compression Injuries (Type A)

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Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery

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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. The Type A fractures involve pure compressive injury to a vertebral body of the anterior column. The authors are from multiple institutions in Europe and North America.

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