Undertaker’s fracture

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  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    Undertaker’s fracture is basically a postmortem fracture, and occurs due to careless handling of the dead body by undertakers; in
    fact this fracture can be produced by anyone who has to do anything with the dead body.
    · Pathologists are known to extend the head to make the removal of the neck structures easier. To do this, they usually insert a
    block about 10-15 cm high under the neck may fall forcibly backwards, producing this fracture.
    · It involves subluxation of the lower cervical spine due to tearing of the intervertebral disc at about C6-C7

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