Geriatric Trauma Patients With Cervical Spine Fractures due to Ground Level Fall: Five Years Experience in a Level One Trauma Center

@inproceedings{Wang2013GeriatricTP,
  title={Geriatric Trauma Patients With Cervical Spine Fractures due to Ground Level Fall: Five Years Experience in a Level One Trauma Center},
  author={Hao Wang and Marco Coppola and Richard D Robinson and James T. Scribner and Veer D Vithalani and Carrie E. de Moor and Raj R. Gandhi and Mandy J Burton and Kathleen A. Delaney},
  booktitle={Journal of clinical medicine research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND It has been found that significantly different clinical outcomes occur in trauma patients with different mechanisms of injury. Ground level falls (GLF) are usually considered "minor trauma" with less injury occurred in general. However, it is not uncommon that geriatric trauma patients sustain cervical spine (C-spine) fractures with other associated injuries due to GLF or less. The aim of this study is to determine the injury patterns and the roles of clinical risk factors in these… CONTINUE READING

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