Flexion teardrop fracture
|Flexion teardrop fracture|
|Teardrop fracture of the cervical spine before and after treatment with metal fixation|
A flexion teardrop fracture is a fracture of the anteroinferior aspect of a cervical vertebral body due to flexion of the spine along with vertical axial compression. A teardrop fracture is usually associated with a spinal cord injury, often a result of displacement of the posterior portion of the vertebral body into the spinal canal.
- eMedicine > Fracture, Cervical Spine By Moira Davenport. Updated: Apr 30, 2010
- Brant W, Helms C. "Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology" (Third Edition): 1110.
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