A Fracture of the Hyoid Bone can Lead to Vertebral Injuries
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. There are many bones that make up the neck and while many people are familiar with the vertebrae that go up and down the neck, there are other structures on the front of the neck as well. One of these bones is called the hyoid bone and has the potential to be fractured just like any other bone. When this structure is injured, it is often as an isolated fracture; however, a recent case report has demonstrated that the vertebrae that make up the neck could be injured as well.