Eponymous Fractures
 

Chance Fracture

 
 
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Overview

    • Look For

    • Transverse fracture of a vertebral body, usually of the lumbar spine.
    • Mechanism

    • Hyperflexion of the spine, often in car accidents with patients wearing a lap seatbelt without a shoulder strap.
Last updated on February 7th, 2020
 
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