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Thoracic Spinal Trauma

Introduction

Thoracic spinal trauma may or may not cause damage to the spinal cord.

If the spinal cord is not damaged, the bony damage can be regarded as either stable or unstable.

If the fracture is unstable then the spine must be immobilised to protect the spinal cord.

If the bony injury is stable then a simple form of immobilisation for pain may be applied to support the spine.

Overall

Any discussion or description of spinal trauma is outside the context of this website. Spinal trauma should be dealt with in a unit with surgeons, physicians and therapists who collaborate regarding this type of trauma.

The team members of Chelsea Orthopaedics deal with spinal trauma on a regular basis and include both the conservative and surgical treatment of this condition.

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