The Different Types of Spinal Fractures

Dr. Ronald Tolchin, Medical Director of the Baptist Health Center for Spine Care explains the three types of spinal fractures.

Wedge fracture is the most common fracture and it’s related with osteoporosis. Crush fracture is due to major trauma and the bone breaks.

Burst fracture occurs when the bone bursts and some of the bone could go into the spinal elements where the nerves are. It’s very dangerous and has to be treated urgently.

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