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Table 1 Demographics and patient characteristics for the three treatments groups for single level spinal fractures

From: The management of thoracolumbar burst fractures: a prospective study between conservative management, traditional open spinal surgery and minimally interventional spinal surgery

Demographics Conservative (%) Open surgery (%) MIS (%)
Number of patients 30 23 25
Mean age (range) 31 (21–52) 29 (19–49) 31 (18–53)
Gender M:F 19:11 15:8 14:11
Manual occupation 12 (40) 10 (44) 11 (44)
Non-manual occupation 16 (53) 11 (47) 12 (48)
Sports person 2 (7) 2 (9) 2 (8)