Extension teardrop fracture

Case contributed by Dr Talal F M Abdullah


Road traffic accident, neck pain, no neurological symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Avulsion fracture of the antero-inferior corner of the axis (C2).  No associated hangman fracture (common companion).

No other injuries.

Case Discussion

Classical appearance of extension tear drop fracture being avulsed by the anterior longitudinal ligament.

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Case information

rID: 58028
Published: 27th Jan 2018
Last edited: 1st Feb 2018
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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