Physical Examination is Inadequate to Rule Out Thoracolumbar Spine Injuries in a Rural Trauma Center
Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
World Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research
Introduction: In the conscious, alert and unaltered trauma patient, clinical examination to rule out Thoracolumbar (TL) spine fractures is common in U.S. trauma centers. Purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the initial trauma bay examination for diagnosing TL spine injuries after blunt trauma in an ACS verified level I trauma center.
Scha’Chia Murphy, Paine R, Falank C, Ontengco J, Sheppard F, Carter DW. Physical Examination is Inadequate to Rule Out Thoracolumbar Spine Injuries in a Rural Trauma Center. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2021; 4: 1303.