Are flexion extension films necessary for cervical spine clearance in patients with neck pain after negative cervical CT scan?

@article{Tran2013AreFE,
  title={Are flexion extension films necessary for cervical spine clearance in patients with neck pain after negative cervical CT scan?},
  author={Baotram Tran and Jonathan M Saxe and Akpofure Peter Ekeh},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2013},
  volume={184 1},
  pages={411-3}
}
BACKGROUND There are variations in cervical spine (CS) clearance protocols in neurologically intact blunt trauma patients with negative radiological imaging but persistent neck pain. Current guidelines from the current Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma include options of maintaining the cervical collar or obtaining either magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or flexion-extension films (FEF). We evaluated the utility of FEF in the current era of routine computerized tomography (CT) for… CONTINUE READING