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.
 
Mechanism
Severe compression; the unstable fracture encroaches on the spinal cord, often resulting in paralysis.
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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.
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