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Cervical Spine Fractures
[OCOSH Code: D016103 125606003 S12 WI_BI_SI_F_CF]

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axis fracture

Location: http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/doc/00911.html


* incidence: 6% of cervical spine injuries
* associated with atlas fractures in 8%
* hyperflexion injury: odontoid fracture
* hyperextension injury: hangman's fracture
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C1 Fractures eMedicine Orthopedics

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1263453-overview

This area of the upper cervical spine is extremely mobile, and its stability is dependent on ligamentous structures. In unresponsive patients or those who are unable to report symptoms or pain, a C1 fracture or an occipital cervical dislocation must be excluded by radiographic screening. Also, displacement of the C1...
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C2 Fractures eMedicine Orthopedics

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1267150-overview

Cervical spine (C-spine) injuries are the most feared of all spinal injuries because of the potential for significant deleterious sequelae. Correlation is noted between the level of injury and morbidity/mortality (ie, the higher the level of the C-spine injury - the higher the morbidity and mortality). Craniocervical junction injuries are...
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Cervical Fractures POSNA Study Guide

Location: http://www.posna.org/education/StudyGuide/cervicalSpineFractures.asp

Objectives
1. Describe the incidence and pattern of cervical spine fractures in children
2. Discuss the anatomical features of the child's cervical spine which result in the pattern of injury recorded
3. Describe the optimum management of transport of the young child with an...
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Cervical Spine Acute Bony Injuries eMedicine Sports

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/94234-overview

Cervical spine fractures lead to substantial morbidity and mortality. Neck injury in athletes can quickly end or change the future of an athlete. Failure to properly recognize and provide early care in cervical spine fracture cases may lead to devastating complications.
Synonyms and related keywords: cervical spine fracture, neck fracture, spinal...
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Cervical Spine Fractures eMedicine Emergency

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/824380-overview

Approximately 5-10% of unconscious patients who present to the ED as the result of a motor vehicle accident or fall have a major injury to the cervical spine. Most cervical spine fractures occur predominantly at 2 levels. One third of injuries occur at the level of C2, and one half...
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Cervical Spine Injuries in Sports eMedicine Orthopedics

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1264627-overview

One of the most challenging roles of the team physician involves the intervention and decision-making processes regarding cervical spine (C-spine) injuries in contact sports. The team physician must be well versed in the prevention, evaluation, stabilization, and treatment of C-spine injuries. A high index of suspicion and an understanding of...
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fracture of cervical spine in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis

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A patient with thirty years history of ankylosing spondylitis sustained a head and neck injury after a fall.He was transmitted to the emergency department .His GCS was 15 with no findings in neurological examination.He had x-rays of the head and neck which considered normal and the patient discharged from the...
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Lower Cervical Burst Fractures Wheeless

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/lower_cervical_burst_fractures

May be clinically & radiographically similar to flexion teardrop fracture;
- its important to distinguish these two, since, neurologic deficits assoc w/ burst fracture may be...
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