Hyperflexion and hyperextension spinal injuries

Hyperflexion and hyperextension spinal injuries

The most common fracture mechanism involving the spine is hyperflexion, which includes wedge fracture, unilateral interfacet dislocation (UID), bilateral interfacet dislocation (BID), and flexion teardrop fracture. The hyperextension injuries include hangman’s fracture and extension teardrop fracture.

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