Classification of lower cervical spine injuries

  title={Classification of lower cervical spine injuries},
  author={Claude Argenson and Fernand de Peretti and A. Ghabris and P. Eude and J. Lovet and Itsvan Hovorka},
  journal={European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology},
Retrospective study of 306 severe Lower Cervical Spine (LCS) injuries sustained by 255 patients and treated in the University Hospital of Nice (France), has led us to propose a classification based on the notion of dominant lésional vector force. In each 3 groups, the lesions are classified according to the severity of the trauma. 1. Compression injuries (33%): A. Anterior wedged compression fractures (3%) B. Burst fractures (7%). C. Tear drop fractures (23%) 2. Flexion-distraction injuries (28… CONTINUE READING
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