Highly unstable cervical spine injury in an infant: a case report

@article{Ha2014HighlyUC,
  title={Highly unstable cervical spine injury in an infant: a case report},
  author={Sue young Ha and Sun-Ho Lee and E Seul Kim and Hyung Jin Shin and Whan Eoh},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={341-346}
}
Although the rate of surgical intervention for pediatric cervical spine injuries has risen, none of these instrumentation techniques has been reported in children less than 1 year of age. Additional consideration with placement of wires or cables is not safe because of the presence of cartilaginous bone and poor bone strength. The authors report a technique of internal fixation without fusion using nonabsorbable synthetic suture in an infant with unstable cervical injury. A 5-month-old girl was… CONTINUE READING
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