A 56-year-old man was brought to your ED after bring involved in a MVC. He was a restrained driver in a car that was traveling at 40 MPH and slammed into a tree. The patient denies loss of consciousness. A radiograph is seen below.
1. What is the abnormality on the radiograph?
2. Name the nerve(s) that are frequently injured in this type of injury?
3. What are the motor and sensory physical exam findings corresponding to these nerve(s)?
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