Burst fracture

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

Presentation

Fell from height.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
CT

Burst fracture with retopulsion into the spinal canal, compressing the thecal sac.

Case Discussion

A case of unstable burstfracture. Any spinal fracture is considered to be stable as long as the middle column remains intact.

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Case information

rID: 28908
Published: 21st Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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