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Spinal Injury

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Which of the following vertebral fractures involves disruption of ligaments of anterior, middle and posterior columns (AIIMS May 2009)



A Clayshoveller's fracture

B Wedge compression fracture

C Chance fracture

D Jefferson's fracture

Ans. C

Chance fracture

Chance fracture is because of excessive flexion-distraction force and since this involves all the three columns this is an unstable fracture (gen­erally a fracture, involving only one column is stable and more than one is unstable)

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