Title

Chance-type flexion-distraction fracture of lumbar spine

Document Type

Report

Department

Neurosurgery

Abstract

A case of a twenty years old male who had been hit by a van at the lower back, presented two weeks later with complete paraplegia and double incontinence is presented. Radiological imaging revealed shearing of spine with fracture line slicing through the second lumbar (L2) vertebra going across all the three vertebral columns with complete retrolisthesis of upper fragment. He was managed conservatively with immobilization and rehabilitation.

Publication

Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

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