Timing of surgical stabilization after cervical and thoracic trauma.

Nov 16, 2011 by

Albert TJ, Kim DH.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2005; 3: 182-190.

PMID: 16235700

This narrative review presents the evidence for and against early stabilization.  Although evidence supports both positions, the more recent literature favors early stabilization because complication rates have decreased and early surgery provides quicker mobilization and reduced morbidity. This thoughtful paper provides guidance on an important unresolved surgical issue.

web: http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/spi.2005.3.3.0182

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