Difference between revisions of "Cervical burst fracture"

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==See Also==
==See Also==
*[[Cervical spine injuries]]
*[[Cervical spine injuries]]

Revision as of 14:59, 24 May 2017


  • For C1 Cervical burst fracture, see Jefferson fracture
  • Unstable if:
    • Associated neurologic deficits
    • Loss of >50% of vertebral body height
    • >20 degrees of spinal angulation
    • Compromise of >50% of spinal canal
    • Axial compression > nucleus pulposus forced into vertebral body

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Vertebral fractures and dislocations types

Vertebral anatomy.


  • Imaging
    • Lateral x-ray - Comminuted body and loss of vertebral height
    • AP x-ray - Vertical fracture of the body
    • Consider MRI - posterior ligament often injured



  • Generally admit

See Also