Flexion teardrop fracture (illustration)

Case contributed by Matt Skalski

Flexion teardrop fracture illustrations showing two different patterns of injury. Not all components depicted will be present with any given flexion teardrop injury, and some additional findings may occur, depending on the severity of the injury. 

Case Discussion

These injuries are to be contrasted with extension teardrop fractures and degenerative intercalary bones. See related articles.

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