L3 anterior column fracture

Case contributed by Gerry Gardner


Follow up film 2 months after fall from swing

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

Follow up examination following previous L3 fracture demonstrates an anterior column fracture of L3 with anterior displacement of the anterior fragment. No previous imaging is available for comparison.

Case Discussion

The patient presented late following a fall from a swing.

She was diagnosed with a stable anterior column fracture and treated consevatively with a plastic back brace.

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Case information

rID: 51526
Published: 25th Feb 2017
Last edited: 21st Dec 2019
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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