What does endplate fracture mean?
Traumatic end plate fracture (EPF) refers to the EPF caused by trauma, rather than the pathological status of the end plate (EP). It is mainly need to differentiated from the osteoporosis EPF, which is characterized by low bone density and microstructure degradation, leading bone to fracture in a low-energy.
What does L2 fracture mean?
If you have a fracture below the L1-L2 (first and second vertebrae in the lumbar spine), you won’t have a spinal cord injury, but it’s still possible to injure the nerves. Your back also has muscles, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. Muscles are strands of tissues that power your movement.
How long does it take for a L2 fracture to heal?
Vertebral fractures usually take about three months to fully heal. X-rays will probably be taken monthly to check on the healing progress.
What is the treatment for an L2 fracture?
Medical Treatment Most fractures are treated with immobilization in a brace or corset for up to 12 weeks. Bracing helps to reduce pain and prevent deformity.
Where is L2 in your back?
Located just below the L1, the L2 vertebra is the second vertebra in your lumbar, or lower back, region. It’s among the largest of the bones in your spinal column, which gets wider as it goes lower.
What happens if you break your L2?
L2 is the lowest vertebral segment that contains spinal cord tissue. After that point, nerve roots exit each of the remaining lumbar levels beyond the spinal cord. Injuries below this level (at the L3, L4, and L5 vertebrae) affect the hips and legs and may cause numbness extending to the feet (sciatica).
What are end plates of the lumbar spine?
The end plate is a bilayer of cartilage and bone that separates the intervertebral disks from the adjacent vertebrae (Fig. 1A to C).
What is L2 responsible for?
L2, L3 and L4 spinal nerves provide sensation to the front part of your thigh and inner side of your lower leg. These nerves also control hip and knee muscle movements.
Where is your endplate?
Vertebral endplates are located between vertebrae (bones of the spine) and intervertebral discs (gel-filled structures that protect and cushion the vertebrae). They consist of a layer of cartilage and a layer of porous bone.
Where is L2 located on your back?
Should I walk with a compression fracture?
However, this does not mean you should stay sedentary until the fracture heals. Low impact activities, such as walking or tai chi, are good for your heart, and a healthy circulatory system can increase blood flow to the fracture and help your bones heal faster.
What is a L2 fracture?
The L2 vertebra is located in the lower curvature of the spine, and the portion of the spinal cord that it protects is known as the lumbar cord. Injury in this area can cause nerve damage, loss of feeling in the lower extremities, and difficulty with walking and movement.
What you should know about spinal compression fractures?
Loss of height
Where is the L1 and L2 on the spine?
The L1 vertebra is located in the spinal column of the lumbar (lower back) region inferior to the T12 vertebra and superior to the L2 vertebra. Like the other lumbar vertebrae, L1 has a large, roughly cylindrical region of bone known as the body, or centrum, which makes up most of its mass.
How to treat spinal compression fractures without surgery?
Pain Medicine. You can often get relief with an over-the counter drug like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.