|Lateral spine X-ray showing osteoporotic wedge fractures of L1/2.|
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A spinal fracture, also called a vertebral fracture or a broken back, is a fracture affecting the vertebrae of the spinal column. Types of spinal fracture include vertebral compression fracture and burst fracture, cervical fracture, Jefferson fracture, Hangman's fracture, Flexion teardrop fracture, Clay-shoveler fracture, Chance fracture and Holdsworth fracture.
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