Flexion distraction C6/7 fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Forced neck flexion.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

C7 anterosuperior corner fracture with widening of the interspinous distance posteriorly between C6 and 7. This should not be confused with a flexion tear drop fracture that involves the anteroinferior corner of the vertebra above. 

Case Discussion

Trauma, note the C7 anterosuperior corner fracture with widening of the interspinous distance posteriorly between C6 and 7. This should not be confused with a flexion tear drop fracture that involves the anteroinferior corner of the vertebra above (i.e. in this case C6 vertebra).

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Case Information

rID: 4407
Case created: 20th Aug 2008
Last edited: 16th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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