Axial-load teardrop fracture | definition of axial-load teardrop fracture by Medical dictionary
axial-load teardrop fracture
axial-load teardrop fracture A 2-plane, 3-part sagittal vertebral body and posterior neural archburst fracture, which contrasts to isolated teardrop fractures.
Severe compression; the unstable fracture encroaches on the spinal cord, often resulting in paralysis.
axial-load teardrop fracture Sports medicine A vertebral body and posterior neural archburst fracture caused by severe compression; the unstable fracture encroaches on the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis. Cf Teardrop fracture.