- •Long-term readmission data for venous thromboembolism (VTE) after spinal fractures is limited.
- •There is a shift towards non-operative management for stable spinal fractures without evidence of neurologic deficits or SCI.
- •VTE risk and associated mortality remains high for 6-months after non-operatively managed traumatic spinal fracture.
- •Further studies regarding optimal duration and choice of thromboprophylactic agents are warranted.
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