adj – fractional fraccionamiento (т) – fractionation fractura (0 – fracture fractura hangman’s fracture fractura (О deprimida – depressed fracture fractura (О. C2 fractures were classified into odontoid fractures types 1, 2, and 3, Hangman’s fractures types 1, 2, and 3, and atypical C2 fractures. , vol, n.1, pp. ISSN There are 2 types of axis injuries with the same radiological appearance that are known as Hangman´s fracture.

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Look for additional findings on the CT-images and then continue reading.

It is stable, since the fracture line is above the transverse ligament. A epidural hematoma should be in the differential, but this finding was limited to just the area of the disc space, unlike a hematoma. Occasionally, fractures may not be seen on X-rays immediately after the injury.

Patella fracture

Thank you for updating your details. It tells us that there was a hyperextension injury. There was no neurologic deficit. Introduction Fractures of the second cervical vertebra C2 are the most common cervical spinal injury among elderly [ 1 — 4 ]. No other cervical spine fracture is identified. The Journal of Trauma. These fractures, although less common, often require surgery in active, healthy patients to address displacement of both the joint and the metaphysis.

The Radiology Assistant : Spine – Cervical injury

More force is required to produce a fracture in males than females. The disc space is always disrupted in this kind of injury due vractura the extreme rotation. Extension teardrop fracture As with flexion teardrop fracture, extension teardrop fracture also manifests with a displaced anteroinferior bony fragment 6. Odontoid or dens-fractures are very common. Undisplaced fracture can usually be treated by casting.


Fractura del ahorcado

The Orthopedic clinics of North America. Notice the prevertebral soft tissue swelling in the case on the right. Distal radius fractures are the most common fractures seen in adults, accounting for If the fracture is still undisplaced, cast and splint can be applied for three weeks. Duverney fracture Pipkin fracture. There is controversy regarding the meaning of soft tissue abnormalities detected only on MRI.

Spine – Cervical injury

Bilateral pars interarticularis fractures of C2 vertebra. The right parsinterarticularis fracture is slightly displaced.

It is typically the result of a hyperextension and distraction injury. These CT-findings are very subtle and do not seem to match the neurological problem. The types and proportion of this specific C2-fracture subgroup have not yet been thoroughly investigated. Some would just call this a severe hyperflexion injury, but this entity is better known as a ‘flexion tear drop’ fracture. During our radiographic analysis and patient history screening, no cases had to be excluded as false-positive, confirming the quality of diagnosis coding.

Spinal cord injury There are two types of injury to the spinal cord: Death usually occurs immediately from stretching of the brainstem, which causes respiratory arrest.

Retrieved from ” https: No evidence of intoxication is present. There were odontoid fractures, 26 Hangman’s fractures, and 24 atypical C2 fractures. Full screen case with hidden diagnosis.


Underlying Assumptions and Projection Methodologies. Posteroanterior, lateral, and oblique views can be used together to describe the fracture. In such a patient with spondylosis which has led to narrowing of the canal, a low velocity injury can lead to spinal cord injury.

Significant advances have been made in ORIF treatments. Case of the day: The observed annual increase of incidence of odontoid fractures can be caused by a detection bias. The cause for this condition is unknown. Fractures and cartilage injuries Sx2— Elderly patients are at increased risk for mortality undergoing surgical repair of dens fractures. Scaphoid Rolando Bennett’s Boxer’s Busch’s. This injury is stable in flexion but highly unstable in extension.

Upper extremity deficit is greater than lower extremity deficit, because the lower extremity corticospinal tracts are located lateral in the cord. Reliability and reproducibility of dens fracture classification with use of plain radiography and reformatted computer-aided tomography.

However, none of the classification systems demonstrate good liability. In such a case MRI is the next step. On the left transverse MR-images at the level of the hhangman spine and the thoracic spine.

With only 26 cases in our cohort, the plotted distribution of Hangman’s fracture subtypes lacks detail Figure 2.