Sternal and thoracic spine fractures

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Motor vehicle collision.

Sternal fracture with small retrosternal haematoma. Anterior wedge compression fracture of an upper thoracic vertebrae. 

Case Discussion

Highlights the importance of always checking for thoracic injury where a sternal fracture is the result of blunt force trauma.

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Case information

rID: 8811
Published: 1st Mar 2010
Last edited: 19th May 2016
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