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Table 3 Fracture characteristics for the spinal fracture groups 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

Fracture characteristics Conservative (%) Open surgery (%) MIS (%)
T12 12 (40) 9 (39) 8 (32)
L1 15 (50) 12 (52) 14 (56)
L2 3 (10) 2 (9) 3 (12)
Magerl Type A 19 (63) 9 (39) 11 (44)
Magerl Type B 11 (37) 14 (61) 14 (56)
Mean Post-Traumatic Kyphosis (degrees) 24 (20–27) 26 (20–33) 26 (21–34)