Thoracolumbar burst fractures can be safely mobilized without an orthosis
Comparison of thoracolumbosacral orthosis and no orthosis for the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures: interim analysis of a multicenter randomized clinical equivalence trialJ Neurosurg Spine. 2009 Sep;11(3):295-303. doi: 10.3171/2009.3.SPINE08312
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This study randomized 72 patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures to be treated with or without thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO) to compare their functional outcomes. The one year follow-up revealed that there were no significant differences between both groups regarding disability, pain, function, health-related quality of life, sagittal alignment, length of hospital stay, or complications. ...
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