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Barbell injury to cervical spine: C6 “clay-shoveler” fracture
Lifting 35 kg barbell over head. Dropped onto cervical spine, developed acute neck pain
Displaced fracture (arrow) through the C6 spinous process
Inferiorly displaced fracture through the spinous process consistent with direct impact injury
This fracture is usually to hyperflexion with avulsion of the ligamentous attachments to the spinous process. In this case the fracture has been caused by direct impact force form the barbell! In both cases treatment is symptomatic.
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