Limbus lumbar vertebral fractures in 27 adolescents and adults.

  title={Limbus lumbar vertebral fractures in 27 adolescents and adults.},
  author={Nancy Ellen Epstein and Joseph A. Epstein},
  volume={16 8},
Fractures of the lumbar vertebral limbus involve varying degrees of fragmentation of the peripheral ring apophysis, located at the posterior superior or posterior inferior margins of the mid to lower lumbar vertebrae. Four types, uniquely found in adolescents and young adults, have been described. Type I lesions consist of avulsions of the posterior cortical vertebral rim. Type II fractures are composed of central cortical and cancellous bone fractures. Type III lesions are more lateralized… CONTINUE READING
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