Retropulsion denotes a backward movement. In spinal fractures the term is used when a fractured fragment is pushed backwards on to the cord. A retropulsed fragment potentially causes compromises of spinal canal space and indents over the cord causing compression.« Back to Glossary Index
About Dr Arun Pal Singh
Arun Pal Singh is an orthopedic and trauma surgeon, founder and chief editor of this website. He works in Kanwar Hospital, Hajipur, Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
This website is an effort to educate and support people and medical personnel on orthopedic issues and musculoskeletal health.