Cervical spine immobilization of penetrating neck wounds in a hostile environment.

@article{Arishita1989CervicalSI,
  title={Cervical spine immobilization of penetrating neck wounds in a hostile environment.},
  author={G I Arishita and Joshua S Vayer and Ronald F. Bellamy},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1989},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={332-7}
}
Current guidelines concerning trauma suggest that cervical spine immobilization be performed on all patients with penetrating wounds of the neck. This study was undertaken to examine the risks and benefits likely to be found when such care is provided in a hazardous environment, such as the battlefield, or the scene of a terrorist attack or domestic criminal action. Data for casualties from the Vietnam conflict were reviewed to determine the potential benefit of cervical spine immobilization on… CONTINUE READING

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