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.
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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.
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.
She was taken to the St Anna hospital with a cervical fracture and doctors were unable to save her.
Malik said that he suffered cervical fracture in the incident and after his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to a hospital and later was forcibly sent to Kashmir in a plane.
X-ray revealed a displaced oblique sub cervical fracture of her proximal right femur with medial displacement of the lesser trochanter.
In kyphoplasty, surgeons insert a balloon device to reduce the cervical fracture, remove the balloon, and replace it with cement.
G, a 90-year-old male attorney, was admitted to a long-term/subacute facility, two months post-surgical intervention of cervical fracture at C1, dislocation of C2, T1-T2 fracture, and trauma to the left eye following a motor vehicle accident.
However, cervical fracture rates were higher than trochanteric fracture rates in all age groups.
About eight per cent patients with a cervical fracture also had a thoracic and/or a lumbosacral fracture, while 10 per cent patients with a thoracic fracture also had a lumbosacral fracture.
The Jefferson burst fracture of C1 has been discussed previously as an upper cervical fracture.