Hyperextension strain or “whiplash” injuries to the cervical spine

  title={Hyperextension strain or “whiplash” injuries to the cervical spine},
  author={Harry J. Griffiths and Paul N. Olson and Lenore I. Everson and Mark Winemiller B.A.},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
To define “whiplash” radiologically. Material and methods. A full cervical spine radiographic series (including flexion and extension views) was reviewed in 40 patients with clinically proven “whiplash” injuries and compared to the radiographs in 105 normal controls. The level and degree of kinking or kyphosis, subluxation, and the difference in the amount of fanning between spinous processes on flexion and extension films were measured in each patient. Localized kinking greater than 10° and… CONTINUE READING

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