A review of the TLICS system: A novel, user-friendly thoracolumbar trauma classification system

Jeffrey A. Rihn, David T. Anderson, Eric Harris, James Lawrence, Hakan Jonsson, Jared Wilsey, R. John Hurlbert, Alexander R. Vaccaro

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Abstract

The classification and treatment of thoracolumbar injuries remain controversial. The Spine Trauma Study Group (STSG) has developed a classification system that has prognostic significance and helps guide treatment decisions. It is based on three aspects: morphology of the injury, integrity of the posterior ligamentous complex, and neurological status of the patient. A severity score is used in conjunction with the classification system to help guide treatment decisions. This classification system has been shown to have good inter- and intra-observer reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-466
Number of pages6
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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