Insert summary about significance of this fracture, epidemiology, etc.
Review the relevant anatomy of the bone, the joint, surrounding soft tissues etc. Discuss important neurovascular considerations (blood supply etc).
Describe current classifications, including strength and weaknesses.
See Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Scale (TLICSS)
Radiographic studies – which to get, what they may show
Lab studies if relevant
Ok, the xrays tell you what you got. What else should you be thinking of? Associated injuries? Underlying conditions?
Please link to article on operative technique
Complications of injury
Complications of treatment
Red Flags and Controversies
Link to citations
Insert recent references and landmark articles