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Subaxial Cervical Spine Trauma: Diagnosis and Management






Subaxial Cervical Spine Trauma: Diagnosis and Management
  • Common cause of disability 
  • Most common causes:
    –  RTA, Fall, Penetrating trauma, Sports 
  • Highly prone to traumatic injury:
    • Mobile, relatively unprotected, and its high position 
    • 60% of all spinal injuries occur in the cervical spine 
    • Subaxial cervical spine injuries include:
      • 2/3rd of all cervical fractures
      • 75% of all cervical dislocations 
  • One third of injuries occur at the level of C2, and one half of injuries occur at the level of C6 or C7.
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