How effective is the Newport/Aspen collar? A prospective radiographic evaluation in healthy adult volunteers.


BACKGROUND Cervical extrication collars are used in the evacuation of the injured to minimize secondary injury. These collars were designed for extrication and evacuation, not for longterm use, and complications have been reported when they have been used in the rehabilitation phase. The Newport/Aspen collar was designed specifically for long-term use… (More)


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