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Clay-Shoveler's fx

Caused by hyperflexion of neck
Avulsion of spinous processes of C6-7 or T1
Best demoed on lateral c-spine projection


Hangman's fx

Fx through pedicles of C2 with or without subluxation of C2-3
Occurs when neck is extremely hyper-extended
If alive pt is very unstable
Dens is pressing posteriorly into brain stem


Jefferson's fx

Occurs as result of axial loading (jumping and landing on feet/diving into H2O head first)
Anterior and posterior arches of C1 are fxed as skull slams into rig