Eponymous Fractures

Chance Fracture



    • 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.
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