AFL Behavioural Awareness Officer
- Jul 24, 2010
- AFL Club
It's rare to get this injury so mayne a little unlucky. Good news is that is shouldn't be serious and he can continue with his career.The transverse processes are covered by thick muscles. Fracture of the transverse process is rare. It may occur as an avulsion fracture due to strong contracture of the muscles. The injury may also be due to sudden extreme twisting, side bending or by direct impact to the process itself. The injury will not cause instability of the spine or spinal cord injury. Transverse process fractures are usually treated with a corset or brace, but not by surgery. Associated injuries may occur to the abdominal viscera, retroperitoneum and the pelvis. This is a minor injury caused by a major force.