Spinal fracture dislocation C3/4

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Fell off 20 foot cliff while mountain bike riding

Patient Data

Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female

C3/4 fracture dislocation

  1. C1 posterior arch
  2. C2 Hangman's fracture
  3. C3/4 fracture dislocation with bilateral locked facets. 
  4. Rupture of the ligamentum flavum at C7-T1

Case Discussion

Young woman fell of 20 foot cliff while mountain bike riding suffereing multiple spinal injuries:

  1. C1 posterior arch
  2. C2 Hangman's fracture
  3. C3/4 fracture dislocation with bilateral locked facets. 
  4. Rupture of the ligamentum flavum at C7-T1
  5. Multiple thoracic superior endplate compression fractures
  6. T12 Chance-type fractures
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Case information

rID: 5525
Case created: 30th Jan 2009
Last edited: 19th Dec 2016
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