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Table 2 Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

From: Midterm outcome after posterior stabilization of unstable Midthoracic spine fractures in the elderly

Inclusion Criteria Exclusion Criteria
Age: ≥ 65 years Prior or subsequent fractures of the vertebral spine caused by another trauma
OF-score ≥ 6 [14] Inability or unwillingness to join the study
Location: Th3 – Th10 Neurologic impairment
Posterior stabilization Pathologic vertebral body fractures (tumor/infection)
Acute fracture situation Conservative treatment
  1. Th Thoracic vertebral body