Current concepts in cervical spine trauma.

Louis F. Amorosa, Alexander R. Vaccaro

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Abstract

Much has been written about cervical spine trauma. Although occipitocervical dislocations result in high mortality rates at the scene of the injury, more patients are surviving this injury as a result of safety improvements. Injuries to this region of the spine are often undiagnosed, even by experienced spine surgeons and radiologists. Substantial controversy and debate remain surrounding cervical spinal clearance, spinal cord injury, odontoid fractures, traumatic spondylolisthesis of C2 on C3, and subaxial cervical spine facet subluxations and dislocations. Although debate regarding appropriate treatment algorithms for these injuries still exists, management recommendations based on the available evidence will be helpful to the treating surgeon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalInstructional course lectures
Volume63
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Spine
Wounds and Injuries
Spondylolisthesis
Spinal Cord Injuries
Safety
Mortality
Surgeons
Therapeutics

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Current concepts in cervical spine trauma. / Amorosa, Louis F.; Vaccaro, Alexander R.

In: Instructional course lectures, Vol. 63, 2014, p. 255-262.

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Amorosa, Louis F. ; Vaccaro, Alexander R. / Current concepts in cervical spine trauma. In: Instructional course lectures. 2014 ; Vol. 63. pp. 255-262.
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