clay shoveler's fracture


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Related to clay shoveler's fracture: Chance fracture, Jefferson fracture

clay shovel·er's frac·ture

an avulsion fracture of the base of spinous processes of C-7, C-6, or T-1 (in order of prevalence).

clay shov·e·ler's frac·ture

(klā shŭv'ĕl-ĕrz frak'shŭr)
An avulsion fracture of the base of spinous processes of C-7, C-6, or T-1 (in order of prevalence).

clay shoveler's fracture

A colloquial term for a fracture of the base of the spinous process of the lower cervical spine associated with sudden flexion of the neck. It may also be caused by direct trauma.
See also: fracture