Extension teardrop fracture

What is an extension teardrop fracture, and how does it differ from the flexion teardrop fracture?

Similar to the flexion teardrop fracture, an extension teardrop fracture also shows an anterior-inferior fracture fragment on the lateral radiograph. However, this is an avulsion fracture attached to the anterior longitudinal ligament caused by a hyperextension injury.

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