Unusual mechanism of chance fracture in an adolescent

Jane F. Knapp*, Andrew P. Harakas, R. Kelly Edwards, John F. Sarwark

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Transverse fractures of the vertebral arch or Chance fractures are rare in children. The few cases described have been associated with lap-type seat belt use. The adolescent female reported sustained a transverse fracture of L2 from a fall. This is an unusual mechanism of injury producing a Chance-type fracture in an adolescent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-257
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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