Board Review: Cervical Spine Injury
Which of the following is considered a STABLE cervical spine injury? (scroll down for answer)
A) Clay Shoveler’s Fracture
B) Atlanto-occipital Dissociation
C) Jefferson Burst Fracture
D) Type II Odontoid Fracture
E) Hangman’s Fracture
The correct answer is (A) Clay Shoveler’s Fracture. Clay Shoveler’s Fracture is an avulsion fracture of the spinous process of C6 or C7 and is considered a STABLE cervical spine injury. For a quick review of UNSTABLE cervical spine injuries CLICK HERE.