broken neck

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broken neck

Fracture, often with dislocation, of any of the bony vertebrae of the neck. The importance is not so much the bony injury as the probable injury to the spinal cord lying within the bony canal. Such injury is likely to be serious and may be fatal. Survivors often suffer permanent paralysis below the level of the injury. Neurological damage can be increased by moving a person with a broken neck.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Garcia died last June 20 due to neck and cervical fracture incurred after he tripped in a cable wire in Tondo, Manila, while shooting gun fight scenes for a now shelved GMA TV series, "Rosang Agimat." Following his death, actors in the industry have joined hands to call for better safety and security measures in the entertainment industry.
Recall that last June 8, Eddie was rushed to a hospital after an accident on the set of GMA's upcoming series "Rosang Agimat." An initial statement said he suffered "severe heart attack" but the actor's immediate family later released a statement quoting family doctor Enrique Lagman that Eddie had a "severe cervical fracture."
He had cervical fracture and an open left parasymphyseal fracture of the mandible with concomitant lacerations of mouth and lips which was contaminated with soil.
"I had a cervical fracture and lost conscious," he said.
A 60-year-old man with a past surgical history of C5-C7 anterior arthrodesis for cervical fracture 17 years ago was found on the floor after an unwitnessed ground-level fall, resulting in a head strike.
The injured man was taken to Limassol general hospital where he was diagnosed with multiple rib fractures, a cervical fracture, a fractured vertebrae, broken legs, and lung and kidney injuries.
Guidelines, from different, associations, and organizations, were also studied, terms, like, cervical, trauma, spinal cord injury, cervical fracture, and cervical trauma, radiology and workup were included, from a period of 2000-2014.
It should be noted that AS fractures are unstable fractures; therefore, preoperative cervical traction differs from the traction for conventional cervical fracture. The direction of the traction for AS fracture should be aligned with the normal cervical curvature before the fracture; the weight for traction should be appropriately reduced.
Hence ultrasound has played a very important role in the management of a case of polytrauma with predicted difficult airway with fracture ribs and cervical fracture.
Stoffel, "Pathological cervical fracture after spinal manipulation in a pregnant patient," Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, vol.
She was taken to the St Anna hospital with a cervical fracture and doctors were unable to save her.A child and its mother, as well as two other people were rushed to hospitals in serious condition.It also emerged that the taxi cab driver who caused the crash had seven citations for traffic violations.The six-year-old girl died thirteen days later.The mother, who was also injured in the crash, has been stabilized, but has a broken pelvis, one of the most serious conditions a victim of a vehicle accident can endure, as well as traumas of the internal organs.In 1998, the driver, Mihail Kurtev, had been caught and convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol.