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Alex Vaccaro, Frank Kandziora, Michael Fehlings, Rajasekaran Shanmughanathan

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Luiz Vialle

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German Ochoa (in memoriam)

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B2 Posterior tension band disruption

Definition

Type B and type C injuries are segmental injuries (except B1).

Subtype B2 is a posterior tension band disruption with failure through both soft tissue and bony elements.

This injury may be associated with any A-type fracture (vertebral body).

Illustrated is a posterior tension band disruption.

Diagnosis Thoracic and Lumbar Fractures: B2 – Posterior tension band disruption

Illustrated is a bony disruption.

Diagnosis Thoracic and Lumbar Fractures: B2 – Posterior tension band disruption

X-ray/ CT

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

Diagnosis: X-ray/CT, B2 – Posterior tension band disruption