wedge fracture

wedge fracture

[wej]
Etymology: AS, wecg, peg; L, fractura, break
a fracture of the vertebral body with anterior compression.

wedge fracture

A sharply angled post-traumatic spinal fracture, most common in the thoracic vertebrae in a background of osteoporosis, and often accompanied by anterior wedging. Cf Teardrop fracture.

wedge frac·ture

(wej frak'shŭr)
Compression fracture of the anterior part of a vertebral body, resulting in a wedge shape that is narrower anteriorly.
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The aim of the study was to see the effectiveness of locking compression plate (LCP) in wedge fracture of diaphysis of radius and ulna in adults.
O'Toole, conditional rider for Micky Hammond, said: "I was hoping they'd tell me it was a wedge fracture, which is just a bit across the vertebra, but it's a burst fracture, which means it goes the whole way along.
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This is different from the anterior wedge fracture that occurs most commonly in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis," noted Dr.
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Flexion trauma often results in a wedge fracture of the vertebral body without ligamentous disruption.
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Wedge fracture followed by burst fractures were common types of spinal fractures observed in the present study.
Golam, 21, suffered a wedge fracture of a vertebrae, according to his boss Mark Tompkins, who visited him on Friday evening.
When considering the spine injury mechanism in the frontal crashes of occupant vehicles, the front edge of the lower thoracic vertebrae can be compressed by flexing the driver upper body which potentially causes occupants to sustain wedge fractures of the spine [12].
3 Tibia and Fibula fractures at same level Type B: Wedge Fractures Group B1 Intact Spiral wedge Fractures Subgroups B1.
According to the position and shape of the end plate of vertebral body, fractures are classified into wedge fractures, when the inferior height of the vertebral body is less than the posterior one.