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Load Sharing Classification Score of McCormack et al

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a fracture involving the body of a thoracolumbar vertebra using the load bearing classification of McCormack et al.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

imaging studies

ICD-10:

S12, S22.0, S22.1, S32.0, S32.7, S32.8

Description:

McCormack et al developed a score that reflects the load sharing in a fractured vertebral body. This can help identify a patient preoperatively who is likely to experience mechanical fracture of orthopedic screws used to stabilize the spine. The authors are from the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical Center.

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