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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ISLAMABAD -- Helmet usage while riding a motorcycle lowers the likelihood of cervical spine injury (CSI), particularly fractures of the cervical vertebrae, a new study has found.
06 (ANI): Turns out, helmet use is associated with reduced risk of cervical spine injury during motorcycle crashes.
In our patient rigid bronchoscopy became technically challenging as it was performed on an already tracheotomized patient with cervical spine injury whose neck could not be ideally positioned for foreign body removal via a rigid bronchoscope.
Dr Kursinkal also stressed on creating awareness on management of cervical spine injury, warning that mishandling of such patients could lead to further complications, and even death.
Hence, performing MRI in an apparently normal patient with no evidence of cervical spine injury on X-ray and CT is of significant value for making a timely diagnosis.
Prompt recognition is of prime importance, as repair of facial injuries in the presence of occult cervical spine injury or fractures may exacerbate the injury.
Recently, a patient in his late twenties was admitted with a cervical spine injury after a diving accident that would have otherwise left him with complete paralysis.
Clinical examination in complement with computed tomography scan: An effective method for identification of cervical spine injury.
1 le sustained a cervical spine injury that ended his military career at age 29.
OCFs rarely occurs sporadically, and, in many cases, they are associated with multiple traumas, especially cervical spine injury [3].
Cervical spine injury outcome--a review of 101 cases treated in a tertiary referral unit.
A final chapter reviews the new AOSPine subaxial cervical spine injury classification system.