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; Accidental fall
Knapp, J. F., Harakas, A. P., Edwards, R. K., Sarwark, J. F. Unusual mechanism of Chance fracture in an adolescent. Pediatric emergency care 3, 256-257 (1987).