Are early MRI findings correlated with long-lasting symptoms following whiplash injury? A prospective trial with 1-year follow-up

@article{Kongsted2008AreEM,
  title={Are early MRI findings correlated with long-lasting symptoms following whiplash injury? A prospective trial with 1-year follow-up},
  author={Alice Kongsted and Joan Solgaard Sorensen and Hans Andersen and Bjarne Keseler and Troels Staehelin Jensen and Tom Bendix},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={996-1005}
}
Neck pain is the cardinal symptom following whiplash injuries. The trauma mechanism could theoretically lead to both soft tissue and bone injury that could be visualised by means of MRI. From previous quite small trials it seems that MRI does not demonstrate significant tissue damage. Large prospectively followed cohorts are needed to identify possible clinically relevant MRI findings. The objective of this trial was to evaluate (1) the predictive value of cervical MRI after whiplash injuries… CONTINUE READING
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