Shear fracture-dislocations of the thoracic and lumbar spine associated with forceful hyperextension (lumberjack paraplegia).

@article{Denis1992ShearFO,
  title={Shear fracture-dislocations of the thoracic and lumbar spine associated with forceful hyperextension (lumberjack paraplegia).},
  author={Francis Denis and J. Kenneth Burkus},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1992},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={156-61}
}
Twelve patients sustained a shear fracture-dislocation of their thoracic or lumbar spines by a hyperextension mechanism of injury. Ten male and two female patients were injured; their average age was 29 years (range, 22 months to 56 years). Ten fracture-dislocations occurred in the thoracic spine, one at the thoracolumbar junction, and one in the lumbar spine. Eleven patients had complete paraplegia, and one had incomplete paraplegia at the time of injury. Dural tears were found in six of the… CONTINUE READING

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