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14) In type 1 fractures (Figure 11), the fracture extends through the posterior C2 vertebral body rather than the pars interarticularis extension of the hangman's fracture.
The Hangman's Fracture deals with a miscarriage of justice that took place back in the 1960s and its aftermath for those left behind.
Hangman's fracture is an unstable fracture through the pars interarticularis (the posterior elements of the axis).
This constitutes a hangman's fracture (Figs 1 and 2).
Mr Khatri says it's highly unusual for a doctor to see a live patient with a hangman's fracture - because most people who get them die.