Spine injuries result from fall from height and motor vehicle trauma. Srays and photographs of spine injuries are being presented, including xrays after operative treatment.
Image 1 – Dislocation of C6-C7 Vertebra – Xray
38 years old man suffered trauma to neck when a pole fell on him while he was working on his tube well. He developed sudden onset weakness in all the four limbs.
He reported to casualty about 2 hours after the injury and found to have quadriparesis [weakness in all four limbs] with grade 2 power in all the limbs along with numbness below sternum.
Xray revealed unifacetal dislocation of sixth cervical vertebra over seventh cervical vertebra.
MRI revealed C6-c7 disc impinging upon the cord. The patient was given injection solumedrol for 24 hours and was taken for anterior decompression, cervical plating and bone grafting.
This xray is one month postoperative and the patient has shown good recovery. He has 3+ power in all the limbs and is free of catheter.
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