compression fracture

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compression fracture

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A fracture caused by the compression of one bone, especially a vertebra, against another.
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Noun1.compression fracture - fracture in which the bone collapses (especially in short bones such as vertebrae)
fracture, break - breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
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class="MsoNormalSLEEPLESS NIGHTS Cervical spine X-ray and CT scans showed a burst fracture of the C-5, with a spinal compression of the same segment, leading to paralysis of both upper and lower limbs.
The patient with a thoracolumbar burst fracture (Figure 1) is positioned prone on a radiolucent spine table.
The 25-year-old suffered a burst fracture of his L2 vertebrae while riding for the Edwards Plumbing Brummies earlier this month - but is already talking about preparations for the 2019 season.
"The seat back breaks, she comes out of the lap belt and goes toward the passenger-side window, hits the windshield and partially goes out of the passenger side window."<br />In addition to the initial impact, the rear-end crash allegedly propelled her car into opposing traffic, where another vehicle broadsided it at highway speed.<br />The Mustang's driver, 16-year-old Kara Hansen, suffered extensive injuries including a burst fracture in her cervical spine, which fragmented into her spinal cord, Johnson said.
The optimal surgical approach for a burst fracture with neurological compromise is also debatable.
Screw fixation in combination with transpedical interbody bone grafting in the treatment of the burst fracture of thoracolumbar vertebraes.
X-ray and computed tomography (CT) images demonstrated an L1 vertebral burst fracture without compression of the related vertebral canal.
Conventional radiographs were ordered, which identified a pathological burst fracture of the fourth cervical vertebra.
Studies that examine the outcomes of burst fracture treatment using homogenous samples are limited and inconclusive regarding the superiority of clinical outcomes with either treatment strategy [19-22].
Traumatic canal stenosis should not be an indication for surgical decompression in thoracolumbar burst fracture. Med Hypotheses 2010; 75: 550-552, doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.
FINIAN O'TOOLE is hoping to return at Sedgefield on August 25, having been off since suffering a horrible fall at Cartmel on May 30 which left him with a burst fracture all along his vertebrae, writes Alex Wiltshire.