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Chalk-Stick Fracture

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  • Ali Akhaddar, M.D.,
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A 60-year-old man with ankylosing spondylitis presented with neck pain, four-limb paralysis, and neurogenic shock after a fall. Computed tomography of the spine showed a chalk-stick fracture.


Ali Akhaddar, M.D.
Achraf Moussa, M.D.
Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat, Morocco

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This article was published on June 25, 2022, at NEJM.org.

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