ORIGINAL ARTICLEManagement of Thoracic Spine Injuries: Part IIThoracic Spinal Fractures—Early Management and Biomechanical ConceptsAdamo, Matthew A. MD; Deshaies, Eric M. MD; German, John W. MD; DiRisio, Darryl J. MD; Popp, A. John MDAuthor Information Dr. Adamo is Neurosurgery Resident, Dr. Deshaies is Neurosurgery Resident, Dr. German is Assistant Professor, Dr. DiRisio is Assistant Professor, and Dr. Popp is Director, Neurosciences Institute, and Division Head, Henry and Sally Schaffer Chair of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Suite A300, Division of Neurosurgery, 47 New Scotland Avenue MC61, Albany, NY 12208; E-mail: email@example.com. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Lippincott CME Institute, Inc., has identified and resolved all faculty conflicts of interest regarding this educational activity. cat:Spine Contemporary Neurosurgery: October 31st, 2006 - Volume 28 - Issue 21 - p 1-6 Buy Take the CE Test Abstract Learning Objectives After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the types of fractures that occur in the thoracic spine. 2. Describe the decision-making process for the management of patients with thoracic spine injuries. 3. Describe the surgical techniques used for stabilization of the injured thoracic spine. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.