Cervical Spine Fracture

Epidemiology

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Diagnosis

Cervical Spine CT

  • Clearance of Cervical Spine with CT in Obtunded Patient After Blunt Traumatic Injury (2015) [MEDLINE]
    • Study: systematic review of 7 prospective studies (n = 1686)
    • Main Findings: cervical spine clearance in obtunded adults after blunt traumatic injury with negative results from a well-interpreted, high-quality CT scan is probably a safe and efficient practice.

Clinical Manifestations

Rheumatologic/Orthopedic Manifestations

Other Manifestations

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Treatment

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References

  • Cervical spine clearance in obtunded patients after blunt traumatic injury: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Mar 17;162(6):429-37. doi: 10.7326/M14-2351 [MEDLINE]