Clay shoveler fracture

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Presentation

Post high speed trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 26
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Minimally displaced fractures of the spinous processes of C4 and C7. Cervical alignment is otherwise within normal limits.

Case Discussion

Clay shoveler fractures are ones through the spinous processes of the cervicothoracic junction. They are usually isolated but are uncommonly multiple. 

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Case Information

rID: 33847
Case created: 27th Jan 2015
Last edited: 25th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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