Background: The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the functional outcome of conservative treatment with early ambulation of dorso-lumbar spine fractures with no neurological deficit.
Aims & Objective: The purpose of this prospective study was to identify the risk factors for dorso-lumbar spine injuries, and to assess the efficacy of non-operative treatment with early ambulation, and functional outcome of the patients.
Material and Methods: From October 2008 to June 2010, 48 consecutive patients with single- level thoracolumbar spinal injury, with no neurological deficit were managed non-operatively. A custom-made thoracolumbosacral orthosis was worn by all patients for six months, and early ambulation was recommended. Patients were evaluated as per TLICS score, and if score was
Thoracolumbar Spine; Fractures; Nonoperative Treatment; Functional Outcome; TLICS Score