Diving injuries of the cervical spine in amateur divers.

  title={Diving injuries of the cervical spine in amateur divers.},
  author={Dimitrios S. Korres and Ioannis S. Benetos and George S. Themistocleous and Andreas F Mavrogenis and Leonidas G. Nikolakakos and Panagiotis Th Liantis},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  volume={6 1},
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Diving injuries are the cause of potentially devastating trauma, primarily affecting the cervical spine. PURPOSE Our purpose was to describe our experience with diving injuries treatment. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. PATIENT SAMPLE Twenty patients with diving injuries. OUTCOME MEASURES Using the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) impairment scales as the primary outcome measure, the patients' neurological status before and after treatment was assessed. In… CONTINUE READING
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