Flexion teardrop fracture (illustration)

Case contributed by Dr 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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Case information

rID: 54719
Published: 25th Jul 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Palmer College of Chiropractic