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.


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]


  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.