Classification and surgical decision making in acute subaxial cervical spine trauma.

@article{Patel2010ClassificationAS,
  title={Classification and surgical decision making in acute subaxial cervical spine trauma.},
  author={Alpesh A. Patel and Robin John Hurlbert and Christopher M. Bono and Jason T Bessey and Nuo Yang and Alexander R. Vaccaro},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 21 Suppl},
  pages={S228-34}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series, literature review. OBJECTIVE To describe and apply an optimal classification system for the management of subaxial cervical trauma. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Traumatic injury to the subaxial cervical trauma is common yet diagnosis and treatment choices remain controversial. The lack of a widely accepted classification system contributes to the variation in care. METHODS Two clinically relevant questions pertaining to the subaxial spine were… CONTINUE READING
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