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Spinal Injury

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Burst fracture of spine is a type of:



A Flexion injury
B Extension injury

C Compression injury
D Rotation injury

Ans. C

Compression injury

a. Vertical compression injury in the cervical spine results in a burst fracture i.e. the vertebral body is crushed through its vertical dimension.

b. A piece of bone may get displaced into the spinal canal causing pressure on the cord. It is an unstable injury.

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