Spinal fracture

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Spinal fracture
L1 2 vertebral fracture.jpg
Lateral spine X-ray showing osteoporotic wedge fractures of L1/2
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 S32.0-S32.1
ICD-9-CM 805
eMedicine article/248236
MeSH D016103
CASH Orthosis.

A spinal fracture, also called a vertebral fracture or a broken back, is a fracture affecting the vertebrae of the spinal column.

Types[edit]

Vertebral fractures of the thoracic vertebrae, lumbar vertebrae or Sacrum are usually associated with major trauma and can cause spinal cord damage that results in neurological deficit.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirghasemi, Alireza; Mohamadi, Amin; Ara, Ali Majles; Gabaran, Narges Rahimi; Sadat, Mir Mostafa (November 2009). "Completely displaced S-1/S-2 growth plate fracture in an adolescent: case report and review of literature". Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 23 (10): 734–738. ISSN 1531-2291. PMID 19858983. doi:10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181a23d8b.