Correlation of Posterior Ligamentous Complex Injury and Neurological Injury to Loss of Vertebral Body Height, Kyphosis, and Canal Compromise
Radcliff K et al. – The results of this study indicate that LOVBH greater than 50% and LK greater than 20° are not predictive of posterior ligamentous complex (PLC) injury in thoracolumbar burst fractures. Translation greater than 3.5 mm was associated with PLC injury. The PLC and neural elements should be directly assessed with magnetic resonance imaging if there is clinical concern.