Clay-shoveler fracture treatment in Peterborough,UK
If you live in Peterborough,UK we offer special rates for the treatment of Clay-shoveler fracture. Our spinal specialists are leading experts in treating Clay-shoveler fracture. The London Spine Unit offers package prices that include full assessment of your clinical condition including an MRI scan for a fixed package price of £700.
If you are travelling from Peterborough we can arrange transport and accommodation at a local hotel at reduced rates.
We specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of Clay-shoveler fracture. Our Specialists are trained in the recognition of symptoms caused by Clay-shoveler fracture. The best investigation for this condition is an MRI scan as this shows the structural damage that can be caused by Clay-shoveler fracture.
If you have been diagnosed with Clay-shoveler fracture then you should seek a specialist second opinion on the best treatment options as untreated Clay-shoveler fracture can lead to more serious problems including nerve damage, persistent pain and immobility.
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Clay-shoveler’s fracture is a stable fracture through the spinous process of a vertebra occurring at any of the lower cervical or upper thoracic vertebrae, classically at C6 or C7. In Australia in the 1930s, men digging deep ditches tossed clay 10 to 15 feet above their heads using long handled shovels. Instead of separating, the sticky clay would sometimes stick to the shovel; the worker would hear a pop and feel a sudden pain between the shoulder blades, unable to continue working. The mechanism of injury is believed to be secondary to muscle pull and reflex with force transmission through the supraspinous ligaments. The tremendous force pulls on the spinous process producing an avulsion fracture. The fracture is diagnosed by plain film examination.