Acute vertebral body compression fractures

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Car accident.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Anterior column acute compression fractures of L4 and L5. Note the subtle cortical buckling anteriorly. Fracture of the L2 spinous process. 

MRI confirms marrow edema in association with the L4 and L5 vertebral fractures. No discoligamentous injury. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of stable vertebral body compression fractures involving the anterior column at L4 and L5. 

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