Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Spine Injuries

The thoracolumbar junction is situated between the rigid thoracic spine and the more mobile lumbar spine. This predisposes this region to axial compression, flexion and rotational injuries. The latter ones are rare and most osseous injuries are due to axial loading and flexion forces. For example, during axial loading, the thoracic spine deforms in kyphosis while the lumbar spine deforms in lordosis. Hence, the thoracolumbar region is exposed to compressive forces.

In the lumbar region, the vertebral bodies are larger and there is more musculature providing support. This makes lumbar fractures distinctly uncommon, accounting for less than 4% of all spine fractures.

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