Classification of Thoracolumbar Fractures

This spine surgery lecture looks at the classification of thoracolumbar spine fractures.

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Lecturer: Max Aebi, MD, DHC, FRCSC

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Ref.ID: 6_14_aebi

DOI: 10.28962/01.3.119

What you will cover in this lecture

This spine surgery lecture looks at the classification of thoracolumbar spine injuries. The lecture includes a discussion about the uses of the classification and the characteristics of an ideal classification. The evolution of the classification for fractures is discussed, along with the key characteristics which are utilised in classifying a fracture. This is followed by a look at the old and currect AO classification, and the differences between the two. The impact of the current classification on the classification algorithm is also discussed. Finally, the lecture goes through a series of cases and their classifications are specified.

Learning Objectives

  1. AO classification
  2. Algorithm of classification
  3. Classification principles

Target Groups

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

Prof Max Aebi - Spine Surgery Faculty - Spine Surgery Diploma Editor-in-Chief - eccElearning

Max Aebi MD, DHC, FRCSC

  • Professor Emeritus Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University, Montreal (CND) and University of Bern (CH)
  • Member of the European Academy of Science
  • Deputy Editor Web-based Education, European Spine Journal
  • "Das Rückenzentrum" at Salem-Spital Hirslanden, Bern (CH)

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Classification of Thoracolumbar Fractures

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  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

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