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Table 2 Incidences of different mechanism/place of injuries for the spinal fractures treated conservatively or by different surgical methods

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

Mechanism of injury Conservative (%) Open surgery (%) MIS (%)
Road traffic accident 12 (40) 10 (44) 11 (44)
Sporting injury 8 (27) 5 (22) 6 (24)
Industrial injury 4 (13) 4 (17) 4 (16)
Domestic injury 6 (20) 4 (17) 4 (16)