Fracture of the osteoporotic cervical spine from a low-level trauma.

Academic Article


  • Most cervical spine fractures are caused by high-level trauma or by malignancy. Compression-type fractures usually affect the lumbar and thoracic spine below the T8 level and rarely the cervical spine. In the elderly, however, cervical spine compression fractures can occur with relatively minor trauma and are associated with high morbidity and mortality.
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  • Almehmi A; Deliri H; Dameron J; Pfister AK
  • Start Page

  • 71
  • End Page

  • 72
  • Volume

  • 101
  • Issue

  • 2