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thoracolumbar fracture

Fractures of the thoracolumbar spine A report of three cases

July 31, 2014

Thoracolumbar fractures are sometimes misdiagnosed and treated as mechanical low-back pain. This report describes three such cases following flexion-compression injury to the spine. The characteristic presentation along with appropriate examination of the patient are discussed. It is important to consider the possibility of thoracolumbar fracture in the differential diagnosis of low-back pain. (JCCA 1991; 35(1):17-24)

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