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Clay shovelers fracture

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Definition

noun

An avulsion fracture at the base of the spinous process of a vertebra (i.e. typically the sixth or the seventh cervical vertebra, or the first thoracic vertebra)


Supplement

This injury may occur as secondary to rotational injury. The injured individual would initially hear a snap then a sudden pain between the shoulder blades. Plain film examination can be used to diagnose this injury.