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Alex Vaccaro, Frank Kandziora, Michael Fehlings, Rajasekaran Shanmughanathan

Executive Editor

Luiz Vialle

General Editor

German Ochoa (in memoriam)

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A2 Split fractures

Definition

Type A2 injuries are vertebral body fractures in which the fracture involves both endplates.

These can be called split- or pincer-type fractures.

Thoracic and Lumbar Fractures: Rationale for fracture classification

X-ray/ CT

CT/radiograph images are examined to determine the fracture type.

Diagnosis: X-ray/ CT, A2 - Split