[Frequency and age distribution of combined sternovertebral injuries : Analysis of routine data from German hospitals 2005-2012].
Unfallchirurg. 2018 Feb 05;:
Authors: Krinner S, Schmitt S, Grupp S, Hennig FF, Langenbach A, Schulz-Drost S
BACKGROUND: Combos of sternal and spinal fractures usually happen because of excessive velocity accidents and are related to a excessive incidence of concomitant accidents. The anterior thoracic wall is described because the fourth column of torso stability, which is why sternovertebral accidents (SVI) current a excessive danger of sagittal deformation of the trunk, specifically accidents of the thoracic backbone. Up to now, no research have been revealed on the frequency distribution of the concerned vertebral our bodies in massive affected person teams.
OBJECTIVES: This research was meant to elaborate a frequency distribution of vertebral fractures accompanying sternal fractures (SF) and look at the chance of a vertebral fracture accompanying a SF.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: A complete of 48,193 circumstances with the primary or secondary analysis of a SF and 897,963 circumstances with vertebral fractures primarily based on routine information of German hospitals from the years 2005-2012 have been evaluated. A concomitant damage to the spinal column was examined for every vertebral physique after which evaluated statistically.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Of all sufferers with a SF 30.96% additionally suffered from a vertebral fracture. Of those three.11% have been SF as the primary analysis and 60.89% the secondary analysis. Whereas vertebral fractures typically occurred most often within the area of the thoracolumbar transition and the second cervical vertebral physique, the SVI confirmed a additional frequency peak within the vary from the decrease cervical backbone to the center thoracic backbone. The current research was capable of present a frequency distribution of accompanying vertebral physique accidents in a massive and consultant collective within the case of SF for the primary time.
PMID: 29404636 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]