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Spinal Injury

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When a person falls from height and lands on his feet the chances of spinal injury are very high, the area in the vertebral column most likely to sustain an injury is the (AIPG 2010)



A Coccyx

B Dorsolumbar junction

C Cervical spine

D Lumbo sacral junction

Ans. B

Dorsolumbar junction

a. Injury sustained due to fall from heights include fracture calcaneum etc., but the vertebral column also bears the brunt and the site most com­monly affected is the dorsolumbar junction.

b. This is because it is the junction of a relatively immobile segment dorsal spine (because of the attach­ment of the ribs) and a mobile lumbar spine.

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