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compression fracture of a vertebra, with symptoms occurring a few weeks after injury, including spinal pain, intercostal neuralgia, motor disturbances of the lower limbs, and kyphosis that is painful on pressure and easily reduced by extension. Called also Kümmell's or post-traumatic spondylitis.
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