Acute fractures and dislocations of the cervical spine. An analysis of three hundred hospitalized patients and review of the literature.

@article{Bohlman1979AcuteFA,
  title={Acute fractures and dislocations of the cervical spine. An analysis of three hundred hospitalized patients and review of the literature.},
  author={Henry H. Bohlman},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1979},
  volume={61 8},
  pages={1119-42}
}
  • Henry H. Bohlman
  • Published 1979 in
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American…
Of 300 patients who were hospitalized for acute cervical injuries, 216 lived, fifty-one died within four months of injury, and thirty-three were lost to follow-up. The important findings in a retrospective review were that laminectomy resulted in a high mortality rate and loss of motor function and that steroids did not improve neural recovery in quadriplegics and their use was associated with gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Closed or open reduction followed by posterior fusion for subluxations or… CONTINUE READING
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