Chance fracture

Case contributed by Dr Gagandeep Singh

Chance fracture involving the L1 vertebral body with involvement of posterior elements and mild anterior wedging of the L1 vertebral body.

Case Discussion

Chance fracture is a flexion injury of the spine, consisting of compression injury tot he anterior column and transverse fracture through posterior elements. It was first described by G. Q. Chance in 1948.

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Case information

rID: 7770
Published: 6th Dec 2009
Last edited: 20th Apr 2018
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