Efficacy of cervical spine immobilization methods.

  title={Efficacy of cervical spine immobilization methods.},
  author={Stephen Podolsky and Larry J. Baraff and Robert R. Simon and Jerome R. Hoffman and Baxter R Larmon and Wendy J Ablon},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={23 6},
Cervical spine immobilization devices are widely used to stabilize the cervical spine and prevent neurologic deficits associated with unstable fractures. In order to quantitate their efficacy we measured controlled cervical spine motion in three axes, using six different immobilization methods in 25 volunteers instructed to actively move their necks as much as possible in the directions of flexion, extension, rotation, and lateral bending while lying supine. Control measurements were made with… CONTINUE READING
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