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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery


WEDGE COMPRESSION OF LUMBAR SPINE ASSOCIATED WITH INGESTION OF ARTIFICIAL DENTURE. A VERY RARE ASSOCIATION


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Author Details : Hayat Ahmad Khan, Younis Kamal, Adil Bashir Shah, M Ashraf Khan, M Shahid Bhat, Naseemul Gani, Prof

Volume : 1, Issue : 1, Year : 2015

Article Page : 27-31


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Abstract

Introduction: Spinal fractures are often seen in the accident and emergency department. These usually result from the Road traffic accidents in young or due to fall from height in elderly. These fractures are sometimes associated with other injuries as well. Artificial denture ingestion as associated with spine fracture is not been reported in literature. We present a case of elderly male patient who had such association and was picked up early and managed uneventfully.
Case Presentation: Following fall from height, Patient was brought to us with pain back with difficulty to stand. Patient was initially stabilised and on examination he had tender neck and lumber spine. Foreign body was suspected on x rays besides a wedge compression fracture at L1. Patient was subjected to hypo laryngoscopy and artificial dentures were removed.
Conclusion: This case highlights the need for looking artificial dentures by the emergency care physicians while dealing with the trauma patients. The history should be asked in elderly patients who turn up with fractures following fall to rule out any artificial teeth ingestion. Early diagnosis can prevent morbid complications.
Key Words: spine fractures, artificial dentures, Removal of foreign body.

How to cite : Khan H A, Kamal Y, Shah A B, Khan M A, Bhat M S, Gani N, Prof, WEDGE COMPRESSION OF LUMBAR SPINE ASSOCIATED WITH INGESTION OF ARTIFICIAL DENTURE. A VERY RARE ASSOCIATION. Indian J Orthop Surg 2015;1(1):27-31

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