bursting fracture

bursting fracture

An expansile comminuted fracture, classically described in the distal phalanx, which may also occur in the vertebra in association with spinal tuberculosis.
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Table 3 The Use of CT in Evaluating Spinal Injuries[9] Spinal injuries for which CT is indicated: * Flexion teardrop fracture * Unilateral interfacetal dislocation * Unilateral interfacetal fracture-dislocation * Pillar fracture * Jefferson bursting fracture, atlas * Burst fracture, lower cervical spine * Laminar fracture * Hyperextension fracture-dislocation Spinal injuries for which CT is not indicated: * Anterior subluxation (hyperflexion sprain) * Bilateral interfacetal dislocation * Simple wedge (compression) fracture * Clay shoveler's fracture * Hyperextension dislocation * Extension teardrop fracture * Avulsion fracture of the anterior tubercle of the atlas * Posterior arch of the atlas (isolated fracture) * Traumatic spondylolisthesis * Dens fractures
A reason of this significant deviation of results may be that in our study we surgically treated so-called "A3" bursting fractures without grafting the anterior column of the vertebra in most cases while the aforementioned authors did not use this technique in treatment of Magerl "A3" types of fractures.