Spinal compression fracture: acute vs old

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

The pattern of findings seen with acute and old compression fracture in the spine are illustrated. Old compression fractures are wedge shaped, but lack the anterior step defect and line of condensation from trabecular impaction that is seen with acute compression fractures. 

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rID: 45540
Published: 29th May 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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