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Neck Tears

Author: Mark Hopkins, MD, CAQ-SM
Peer Reviewer: Will Denq, MD, CAQ-SM
Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD, CAQ-SM

A 40-year-old male presents with neck pain after a high speed motor vehicle collision. You obtain x-rays (Image 1).

Image 1. Case courtesy of Dr Muhammad Asadullah Munir, rID: 78890


[1] Kim, Kwang S., et al. "Flexion teardrop fracture of the cervical spine: radiographic characteristics." American Journal of Roentgenology 152.2 (1989): 319-326.