Cervical facet fracture and anterior discoligamentous injury

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Motorbike accident.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Unilateral C6 facet fracture. No malalignment. 


Cervical Spine MRI

In addition to the C6 facet fracture seen on CT, there is disruption of the anterior disc annulus and ALL at C5-6 without disc space widening and along trace pre-vertebral fluid. PLL and ligamentum flavum are intact. C2 to C5 interspinous and paravertebral oedema. 

Case Discussion

Unilateral C6 facet fracture and C5-6 anterior discoligamentous injury.

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Case information

rID: 32139
Case created: 16th Nov 2014
Last edited: 27th Apr 2017
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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