Cervical spine fracture-dislocation birth injury: prevention, recognition, and implications for the orthopaedic surgeon.

@article{Caird2005CervicalSF,
  title={Cervical spine fracture-dislocation birth injury: prevention, recognition, and implications for the orthopaedic surgeon.},
  author={Michelle S. Caird and Sudheer Kumar Reddy and Theodore J. Ganley and Denis S. Drummond},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={484-6}
}
Spinal cord birth injury is rare, and orthopaedic surgeons infrequently encounter it. The injury is associated with hyperextension of the fetal head in utero and during delivery and with forceps-assisted breech vaginal deliveries. These cervical spinal cord injures may be complete or partial. They most commonly occur in the absence of bony injury, which can lead to diagnostic difficulties. Ultrasound and MRI studies are valuable diagnostic tools for identifying spinal cord injury in cases of… CONTINUE READING