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Table 3 Fracture classification in ankylosing spondylitis according to Metz-Stavenhagen et al. [12].

From: Pitfalls and complications in the treatment of cervical spine fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Classification Description
Type 1 Complex fracture pattern involving anterior and posterior – bony and ligamentous structures of the spine at the level of injury
Type 2 Consecutive sintering