Flexion-distraction spinal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


The patient was injured in a car accident.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

The dorsal column of the 12th thoracic vertebra has failed in distraction, wheras the first lumbar vertebra shows a compression injury.

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Case information

rID: 15741
Published: 5th Nov 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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