Title

Unusual mechanism of Chance fracture in an adolescent.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1987

Abstract

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.

Journal Title

Pediatric emergency care

Volume

3

Issue

4

First Page

256

Last Page

257

MeSH Keywords

Accidental Falls; Adolescent; Female; Fractures, Closed; Humans; Immobilization; Lumbar Vertebrae

Keywords

Chance fracture; Broken back; Teenager; ER

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