Clay-shoveler fracture

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran


30 year old male worker fell from a height of 30 feet.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Fracture involving spinous processes of C2 -T2.

Case Discussion

This is a  typical case of  clay shoveler's fracture.The fracture involves spinous processes of C2 -T2.

CT reconstructed and 3-D images are diagnostic.

The AP view show the ghost shadows of fracture.

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Case information

rID: 26424
Published: 21st Dec 2013
Last edited: 30th Mar 2020
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