Anterior wedge compression fracture – Xray

anterior wedge compression fracture vertebraAnterior wedge compression fracture of vertebra

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  • Compression fracture of the anterior part of vertebral body occurring in forward flexion
  • Usually does not produce neurological deficits
  • It is a stable fracture as only the anterior column of spine is involved
  • Caused by : Road traffic accidents, Fall from height
  • Predisposing factors : Osteoporosis

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