Cervical spine injury patterns in children.

  title={Cervical spine injury patterns in children.},
  author={Jeffrey Russell Leonard and David M. Jaffe and Nathan Kuppermann and Cody S. Olsen and Julie C Leonard},
  volume={133 5},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Pediatric cervical spine injuries (CSIs) are rare and differ from adult CSIs. Our objective was to describe CSIs in a large, representative cohort of children. METHODS We conducted a 5-year retrospective review of children <16 years old with CSIs at 17 Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network hospitals. Investigators reviewed imaging reports and consultations to assign CSI type. We described cohort characteristics using means and frequencies and used Fisher's… CONTINUE READING
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