2019 spine onc
What mechanism of injury is responsible for a burst fracture?
It is a result of axial loading, from high energy compressive forces through the spine typically from landing on the feet from a height.
Severe L2 vertebral body fracture with signfiicant retropulsion, with resultant narrowing of the central canal. Bilateral transverse L2 process fractures.
Additional small posterior corner fracture of the L3 vertebral body.