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Criteria of Holmes et al for Identifying a Patient at High Risk for Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Following Blunt Trauma

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

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Holmes et al identified risk factors associated with injury to the thoracolumbar spine following blunt trauma. These can help identify patients who may require imaging studies to look for these lesions and those who do not. The authors are from the University of California at Davis, McMaster University, Oregon Health & Science Center and UCLA.

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