Clay-shoveler fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Neck pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Old un-united fractures mild displacement of the spinous process of C6 vertebra consistent with a probable prior clay shoveler's fracture

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of Clay-shoveler fracture in a young man. Often these injuries are unrecognised at the time and only found incidentally years later when the cervical spine is imaged for other reasons.

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Case information

rID: 62327
Published: 15th Aug 2018
Last edited: 15th Oct 2018
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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