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Results with non-operative treatment in dorsolumbar fractures with no neurological deficit: A functional assessment

Nitin Kansal, Atul Agrawal, BV Patel.

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Background: The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the functional outcome of conservative treatment with early ambulation of dorso-lumbar spine fractures with no neurological deficit.

Aims & Objective: The purpose of this prospective study was to identify the risk factors for dorso-lumbar spine injuries, and to assess the efficacy of non-operative treatment with early ambulation, and functional outcome of the patients.

Material and Methods: From October 2008 to June 2010, 48 consecutive patients with single- level thoracolumbar spinal injury, with no neurological deficit were managed non-operatively. A custom-made thoracolumbosacral orthosis was worn by all patients for six months, and early ambulation was recommended. Patients were evaluated as per TLICS score, and if score was

Key words: Thoracolumbar Spine; Fractures; Nonoperative Treatment; Functional Outcome; TLICS Score

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