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Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery THE FRACTURE OF THE LOWER CERVICAL SPINOUS PROCESS; CLAY SHOVELER'S FRACTURE [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 1996; 2(1): 30-32

THE FRACTURE OF THE LOWER CERVICAL SPINOUS PROCESS; CLAY SHOVELER'S FRACTURE

Ali İhsan Ökten1, Muammer Yüksel1, Erkan Kaptanoğlu1, Bülent Gül1, Çetin Evliyaoğlu1
Ankara Numune Hastanesi 1. Beyin Cerrahisi Kliniği

Clay Shoveler's fracture is an avulsion type fracture of one or more spinous processes of the lower cervical or upper thoracal vertebra. Most commonly C7 or T1 are affected. The usual presenting symptom is pain. Plain radiographic examination establishes the diagnosis. The treatment of isolated spinous process fracture is conservative. In this study, 4 Clay Shoveler's fracture (3 after traffic accident, 1 after falling) are presented in the review of literature.

Keywords: SPINOUS PROCESS, FRACTURE, CLAY SHOVELER'S

ALT SERVİKAL SPİNÖZ PROSES (CLAY SHOVELER'S) FRAKTÜRÜ

Ali İhsan Ökten1, Muammer Yüksel1, Erkan Kaptanoğlu1, Bülent Gül1, Çetin Evliyaoğlu1
Ankara Numune Hastanesi 1. Beyin Cerrahisi Kliniği


Ali İhsan Ökten, Muammer Yüksel, Erkan Kaptanoğlu, Bülent Gül, Çetin Evliyaoğlu. THE FRACTURE OF THE LOWER CERVICAL SPINOUS PROCESS; CLAY SHOVELER'S FRACTURE. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 1996; 2(1): 30-32