Thoracic spine compression fractures following a snowboarding accident: a case study

Lishchyna, Natalia; Karim, Rahim
June 2003
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p110
Academic Journal
This case deals with thoracic compression fractures in a young adult following a snowboarding accident. These fractures are generally considered stable and are treated conservatively. Assessment, diagnosis, radiographic appearances, passive and active treatment protocols and prognosis are reviewed. Whenever significant trauma is involved, the chiropractor must suspect a fracture as a differential diagnosis.


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