Loading....
Coupon Accepted Successfully!

Orthopaedic

Open Flashcards

Spinal Injury

Question
7 out of 20
 

Which of the following fractures (vertebral) is stable (AIIMS May 2011)



A Wedge compression

B Chance fracture

C Burst fracture

D Fracture dislocation

Ans. A

Wedge compression

Denis has divided the vertebral column into three structured columns anterior, middle and posterior.

Fracture involving one column is stable and involving two or three is unstable. Wedge compression, fracture involves only the anterior column and hence is stable. Burst fracture involves anterior and middle columns and the others involve all the three columns.

Spinal Injury Flashcard List

20 flashcards
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
18)
19)
20)