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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Walter et al., Clinical Presentation of Patients with Acute Cervical Spine Injury, 13 ANN.
Garcia died last week after being in a coma for days, stemming from a cervical spine injury that he sustained while filming for a teleserye in Manila.
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.
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.
Three of the more popular spinal classification systems are the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS), Subaxial Cervical Spine Injury Classification and Severity Score (SLIC), and Denis' three-column model.
By following guidelines, large numbers of cervical spine injury patients can benefit.
OCFs rarely occurs sporadically, and, in many cases, they are associated with multiple traumas, especially cervical spine injury [3].
Dorsolumbar spine injury was the commonest with L1 being the most common fractured vertebra followed by T12 vertebra, cervical spine injury was next with most common site being [C.sub.5] and [C.sub.6] vertebrae(cervical fractures were commonly associated with hyoid bone fractures n=27).
To the best of our knowledge few studies have been published on the issues and we believe the current study may facilitate surgeons to better analyze the pathological changes in the region.The soft tissue thickness between the bony cervical vertebral column and the air space of the pharynx and trachea is constituted by the anterior longitudinal ligament the longus capitis and longus coli musculature and the prevertebral and alar fascia.3 Many authors have suggested the measurement of prevertebral soft tissue width on a lateral cervical radiograph to be a useful indicator of cervical spine injury.34 Some authors performed measurements of prevertebral soft tissue width
Distribution and patterns of blunt traumatic cervical spine injury. Ann Emerg Med 2001;38:1721.