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Clay shovelers fracture

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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)


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.