Unusual mechanism of Chance fracture in an adolescent.
Transverse fractures of the vertebral arch or Chance fractures are rare in children. The few cases described have been associated with lap-type seat belt use. The adolescent female reported sustained a transverse fracture of L2 from a fall. This is an unusual mechanism of injury producing a Chance-type fracture in an adolescent.
Pediatric emergency care
Accidental Falls; Adolescent; Female; Fractures, Closed; Humans; Immobilization; Lumbar Vertebrae
Chance fracture; Broken back; Teenager; ER
Knapp, Jane F.; Harakas, A P.; Edwards, R K.; and Sarwark, J F., "Unusual mechanism of Chance fracture in an adolescent." (1987). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 234.