Closed reduction of dislocations of the lower cervical spine.

@article{Sabiston1988ClosedRO,
  title={Closed reduction of dislocations of the lower cervical spine.},
  author={C P Sabiston and Peter A. C. Wing and Joseph F. Schweigel and P. M. Van Peteghem and Wanzhen Yu},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1988},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={
          832-5
        }
}
Dislocation of the lower cervical spine (C3-T1) is associated with a high incidence of neurologic injury. Attempted closed reduction by skeletal traction with weights ranging up to 50 lb (23 kg) is considered standard care in North America, although these attempts are often unsuccessful. This retrospective review, over a 6-year span, of 39 patients with dislocations and facet locks of the lower cervical spine treated with closed reduction showed that 35 (90%) were successful. Recommended weight… CONTINUE READING

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