How can possible fracture shown on CT scan be confirmed?
I had a MVA in 4/2010. The ER report says possible fracture of C5 by CT scan. I finally had an MRI this march and there is a dark line that lloks like a break in the vertabrae on the MR image. Could that be a fracture that cas seen on the CT scan in ER??
As you had a past history of C5 fracture. What are the symptoms you are having is the first thing to be noted. Based on that we can help assist what can be the measures taken. Usually, the fracture would have healed by now and there might be some healed scar present which might have been noted in the CT scan and that is common. If you have any symptoms like pain which is radiating in nature then using cervical collar will be advised. Simple neck exercise too to strengthen the muscles of the neck. The dark line seen in the CT will be the line of the healed bone.
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Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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