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C7 transverse process fracture

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
High energy: A stable high energy fracture need conplete evaluation to ensure cervical spinestability should heal with time and a collar no surgery needed.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Trauma: Cervical spine 7 th lateral portion of vertebrae first thoracic rib are near each other takes a lot to break these- tough bones.

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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
These are Fx of the: Side arms (so as to speak) of the vertebral body. They heal rather well, and do not require any specific treatment as such. They usually heal in 6-10 ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Worry: Your symptoms indicate that you likely have a radiculopathy, which means a nerve root to your leg is not functioning correctly. This could be caused ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Naresh Rao
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: Once healed, which can take 4-6 weeks, you should be fine to do activities including skiing assuming you have no pain or dysfunction. The most import... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Aron Rovner
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Probably: It will likely heal. If not then i would order an MRI of your lumbar spine. Good luck.
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Transverse process : Most transverse process fractures occur with muscle injury. The muscles will usually heal slower than bones. As activity is increased as you feel bett... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
~8 wks.: Transverse process fractures of vertebrae take 8 wks and occ. Longer to heal. As long as there is no other fractures in the vertebrae( and these are c... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Transverse: Transverse process fractures can cause pain and without any other injury to the bones and ligaments to the spine, they heal on their own.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
A couple options: If no pain, nothing. Live with the a symptomatic nonunion. If it's bothersome, and confirmed that the pain is not from another source, then they can e... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 46 years experience
Uncommon: that type of injury usually results from a significant trauma. There was probably some soft tissue/ muscle/ ligament injury as well. There could be s... Read More

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