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The benefits and harms of spinal fixation surgery for people with spinal cord injury due to trauma are not known at the moment

Bagnall A-M, Jones L, Duffy S, Riemsma RP
Published Online: 
21 January 2009

This review found no controlled trials of spinal fixation surgery for the patient group. The quality of the existing evidence is too poor to include in the review, as it is likely to be unreliable. Good quality controlled trials are needed to answer this question.

This record should be cited as: 
Bagnall A-M, Jones L, Duffy S, Riemsma RP. Spinal fixation surgery for acute traumatic spinal cord injury. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004725. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004725.pub2
Assessed as up to date: 
10 October 2007