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Related to hangman's fracture: spondylolisthesis, odontoid fracture, teardrop fracture
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Synonyms for fracture

to crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain

to undergo partial breaking

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(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

the act of cracking something

violate or abuse

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interrupt, break, or destroy

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break into pieces

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become fractured

break (a bone)

fracture a bone of

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Age < 70 years Age [greater than or equal to] years Atypical fracture 21.4 5.5 Hangman's fracture 24.3 5.5 Odontoid fracture type 3 17.1 25.8 Odontoid fracture type 2 34.3 63.2 Odontoid fracture type 1 2.9 Note: Table made from bar graph.
The term 'hangman's fracture' is a pathological one for the fracture to the vertebrae created by hanging but Mr Crigman says his book deals more with fractured lives across several generations.
The hangman's fracture (traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis) represents fractures of the neural arch of C2 that are produced by a hyper-extension force.
Mr Khatri says it's highly unusual for a doctor to see a live patient with a hangman's fracture - because most people who get them die.
Mr Morgan said that the victim suffered ``a hangman's fracture'' to the neck and had to wear a brace screwed into his head for three months.
Prosecuting Lloyd Morgan said the victim suffered ``a hangman's fracture'' to the neck.
Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis has been known classically as hangman's fracture because it could be produced by judicial hanging.
As David casually points out the hangman's fracture, Christine realises Jack has made a mistake by not spotting it.
The injury, known as the hangman's fracture, was similar to but not as serious as the injury suffered by actor Christopher Reeve.
Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis (hangman's fracture), type 1
Pearce collected a hangman's fracture of the neck to go with his existing collection of broken ribs, broken legs and multiple broken collarbones.
With the crash still pre-occupying him he's called in by Kate to look at a c-spine patient, and overlooks a hairline fracture - a hangman's fracture - on the patient's x-ray and discharges them.