Cervical trauma (with burst fracture)

Case contributed by Gerry Gardner


Patient fell from mountain bike. Complaining of numbness in limbs. Patient was sent for x-rays of the full spine but this was interrupted to be taken for CT.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Burst fracture of C5 with retropulsion into the spinal canal. Undisplaced fracture of C6.

Case Discussion

The patient was referred to spinal center.

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Case information

rID: 15145
Published: 26th Sep 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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