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What is an acute fracture?
Acute fractures: Are the result of a traumatic injury that causes a clean and immediate break in the bone. Most acute fractures are emergencies.
What is an acute compression fracture?
A compression fracture is a type of broken bone that can cause your vertebrae to collapse, making them shorter. This often happens to the front of the vertebrae but not the back, causing you to stoop forward over time.
What is an acute spinal fracture?
Vertebral fractures most commonly occur between T7 and L4. Acute vertebral fracture pain is typically sudden in onset and located in the mid to lower back. The pain may occur while performing an ordinary task such as lifting an object or bending over, although in many cases there is no preceding trauma.
What is a T1 fracture?
A fracture of the spinous process of C7 and/or T1 is called clay-shoveler’s fracture. This fracture occurs due to repetitive and forceful pull of the upper back muscles on these spinous processes. See Vertebral Fracture Symptoms. Tumors. Tumors affecting the CTJ are usually the advanced (metastatic) type.
What type of fracture is a compression fracture?
A compression fracture is a type of fracture or break in your vertebrae. The vertebrae are the bones in your back that are stacked on top of each other to make your spine. Your spine supports your weight, allows you to move, and protects your spinal cord and the nerves that go from it to the rest of your body.
What is an L2 fracture?
If you have a fracture below the L1-L2 (first and second vertebrae in the lumbar spine), you won’t have a spinal cord injury, but it’s still possible to injure the nerves. Your back also has muscles, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. Muscles are strands of tissues that power your movement.
What is a T6 fracture?
Background: The management of traumatic upper thoracic spine fractures (T1-T6) is complex due to the unique biomechanical/physiological characteristics of these levels and the nature of the injuries. They are commonly associated with multiple other traumatic injuries and severe spinal cord injuries.