Short Tilte:Epidemiology of extraspinal fractures associated with acute spinal cord injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):01, 39, 11, 589-594
Study examines the frequency and related characteristics of concurrent extraspinal fractures among patients with acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Of 5,711 study participants, 1,585 (28 percent) had extraspinal fractures; 580 (37 percent) had more than one fracture site. The most common region of fractures was the chest, followed by lower extremity, upper extremity, head, other, and pelvis. Those patients with multiple fractures were more likely to be white, male, paraplegic, and injured in motor vehicle crashes.