cervical spine injury

cervical spine injury

Orthopedics A posttraumatic injury to the cervical spine, resulting in vertebra displacement; horizontal displacement of > 3.5 mm; rotation > 11° is an absolute contraindication to future participation in contact sports–eg, football, rugby. See Burner, Cervical cord neurapraxia, Spear tackler spine.
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A sagittal TSE T2 MR image of the neck showed severe cervical spine injury with a large area of edema secondary to the C6-C7 distraction (Figure 5).
Incidents/Injuries: Civia has received one report in which a consumer stated that a bracket broke and resulted in the consumer suffering a cervical spine injury and nerve damage.
For the period 1995-2004, 44 fatalities were reported for head injuries and one for cervical spine injury for high school football participants.
If a patient can move his or her facial muscles but not the lower extremities, the presence of global ischemic injury or cervical spine injury is possible.
While this recommendation may be reasonable for the average patient, the same cannot be said for the Soldier that may be at higher risk for cervical spine injury.
O'Neill discharge this week TRAINER Ronnie O'Neill is hopeful son Paul can be discharged from the Mater Hospital in Dublin later this week after making good progress on his road to recovery from a cervical spine injury suffered in a schooling fall.
High force tackles, and/or those that involve direct contact to the head or neck have been implicated in the cause of cervical spine injury (Fuller et al.
Aetiological factors implicated in retropharyngeal haematoma include blunt head and neck trauma, cervical spine injury, anticoagulation ,bleeding diatheses and tumors.
Birmingham coroner Aidan Cotter told him the pathologist had found the 21-year-old had died from a cervical spine injury.
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): New research from Johns Hopkins suggests that motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, appear to also be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury.
Vincent's employees affected the subsequent treatment of her cervical spine injury.
If the patient is not expected to be fully conscious within 48 hours, then a CT of the whole cervical spine is required to exclude any cervical spine injury.