Clay Shoveler's Fracture

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The clay-shoveler's fracture is an oblique fracture of a lower cervical spinous process, commonly C7. It results from hyperflexion, commonly from shoveling snow, although it was originally named for those who were mining clay. This is a stable injury.
 - Click on the image for a larger versionALateral radiograph of the cervical spine. This is the typical clay shoveler's fracture of the lower cervical spine

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