Types of Fractures




There are some types of fractures. One is wedge/vertebral fracture, it usually occurs in the front of the vertebra; another one is crush fracture, when the entire bone breaks, rather than just the front of the vertebra. Burst fracture is another type, which involves some loss of the height in both the front and back walls of the vertebral body.

Noel Gressner, Physical Therapist at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says sudden onset back pain, limited spinal mobility, height loss and deformity and disability are symptoms of vertebral fractures.

Share this:

DISCLAIMER: The information and opinions expressed in the programs on this channel and website are intended to address specific questions asked or situations described in each particular program, are for educational purposes only, and are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these programs without seeking the advice of your personal physician or a qualified medical provider. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed, please contact your doctor or other medical professional.