compression fracture

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fracture in which the bone collapses (especially in short bones such as vertebrae)

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Approximately 50,000 spinal fractures occur in the United States each year with 10%-20% resulting in burst fractures from T9 to L5.
With his increasing sitting time in bed and need to spend time out of bed, neurosurgery reassessed his L4 burst fracture.
The patient had sustained a two-metre fall from a fence onto his buttocks in December 1997, resulting in a burst fracture of the T12 vertebral body.
Another patient sustained a conus medullaris injury with incomplete paraplegia as a result of a T12 burst fracture.
He was diagnosed with leukemia in the early 1990s, then fell from a ladder and sustained a burst fracture of his L4 and L5 vertebrae.
The neurological symptoms in burst fracture or osteoporotic vertebral collapse of thoracolumbar junction are variedly.
He suffered a burst fracture to his cervical vertebrae, known as "a hangman's break".
A new paper is available that presents the case for fracture reduction and stabilization of a L1 burst fracture using a combined anterior and posterior approach.
The victim, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, suffered a burst fracture of the spine and complete paralysis to the lower half of his body.
In this case presentation, a young man suffered bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction after a 25-foot fall that caused a burst fracture of the first lumbar vertebra.