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Here is a quick mnemonic “TWICE CRN” to remember the main facts about Traumatic Vertebral Fractures.

This will be quite valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Traumatic vertebral fractures are a type of injury to the spine that occurs when one or more vertebrae are fractured or broken due to a significant force or trauma to the spine. This type of injury is commonly seen in car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and other high-impact events.

Traumatic Vertebral Fractures : How To Remember Easily ?

  • T: Traumatic vertebral fractures
  • W: Wedging or compression of lumbar vertebral bodies
  • I: Injuries from falls, deceleration, or direct impact
  • C: CT scans for detecting associated vertebral fractures
  • E: Early surgical treatment for neurologic impairment
  • C: Caution in excluding older patients from spine imaging
  • R: Rules to avoid unnecessary spine imaging in low-risk trauma
  • N: Neurologic impairment is common

Mnemonic : TWICE CRN

Dr. Arin Nandi

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