Burst fractures of the thoracolumbar junction and upper lumbar spine (T12–L2) are common injuries as a result of high-energy trauma, with potentially devastating consequences including pain, paralysis, and loss of function . The thoracolumbar junction, especially, is highly susceptible to injury as it is a fulcrum for increased motion between the rigid thoracic spine and mobile lumbar spine. Burst fractures can often result in significant spinal instability requiring operative stabilization.
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