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Cervical Spine Fracture
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Broken bone: Cervical spine fractures are any break in the bone of the cervical spine. They can be very benign or quite difficult. Some require no treatment but most require at least bracing. There are also many times they must be treated with surgery to stabilize the fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not common: Outside of trauma like bad car accidents, severe falls etc, cervical spine fractures are not common. I rarely see them and i take care of an older population. Spinal compression fractures from osteoporosis are more common and are seen mostly in the the thoracic and lumbar spine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They Should: Anyone with suspected or known cervical spine fracture needs to see a doctor immediately, as some fractures are not stable and can result in paralysis or death. Spine fractures should be treated by a orthopedic spine surgeon or qualified neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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