TITLE

Jefferson fracture

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1155
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term Jefferson fracture is presented. It refers to a burst fracture of the first cervical vertebra usually involving the anterior and posterior arches that results from compression of the cervical spine. It describes the two classifications of Jefferson fractures, stable and unstable.
ACCESSION #
21233169

 

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