L1 fracture dislocation

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

This 23 year old man was ejected from his car during an MVA.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Severe flexion distration fracture dislocation.

  • burst L1
  • displaced and rotated posterosuperior fragment impacting into the conus
  • disruption of all major ligaments
    • ALL
    • PLL
    • ligamentum flavae
    • interspinous ligaments
    • supraspinous ligament
  • disruption of both articular processes.
Modality: CT

Severe flexion distration fracture dislocation.

  • burst L1
  • displaced and rotated posterosuperior fragment impacting into the conus
  • disruption of both articular processes.

Case Discussion

Severe flexion distration fracture dislocation.

  • burst L1
  • displaced and rotated posterosuperior fragment impacting into the conus
  • disruption of all major ligaments
    • ALL
    • PLL
    • ligamentum flavae
    • interspinous ligaments
    • supraspinous ligament
  • disruption of both articular processes.
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Case Information

rID: 4551
Case created: 12th Sep 2008
Last edited: 18th Mar 2017
Tags: spine, trauma
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