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Description: This medical exhibit demonstrates a spinal fracture at the T7/T8 level and the resulting condition from the injury. Two stacked orientation images at left show the normal anatomy of the region of injury (T7/T8) in sagittal section. Two stacked images to the immediate right shows the same spinal region post-accident. T7 and T8 vertebral bodies are shown with extensive compression fractures. Two final images to the right of that demonstrate the same region with the fractures healed but fused in a 44 degree angulation. It demonstrates continued compression of the T7 and T8 vertebral bodies.

Last Updated: Apr 3rd, 2009