Effects of prehospital spinal immobilization: a systematic review of randomized trials on healthy subjects.

@article{Kwan2005EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prehospital spinal immobilization: a systematic review of randomized trials on healthy subjects.},
  author={Irene Kwan and Frances Bunn},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={47-53}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of spinal immobilization on healthy participants. METHODS A systematic review of randomized, controlled trials of spinal immobilization on healthy participants. RESULTS Seventeen randomized, controlled trials compared different types of immobilization devices, including collars, backboards, splints, and body strapping. For immobilization efficacy, collars, spine boards, vacuum splints, and abdominal/torso strapping provided a significant reduction in spinal… CONTINUE READING

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