Traumatic Spinal Compression Fractures

This video provides an inside look into the result of a traumatic fracture injury of the spine, which can lead to compression of one or more vertebrae and injury to the spinal cord or nerves. Vertebrae that have been weakened due to osteoporosis can break even as a result of a low level of trauma. Surgical options include decompression surgery.

Animation: Spinal compression fracture.

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