Imaging in spinal trauma

  title={Imaging in spinal trauma},
  author={Johan W. M. Van Goethem and Menno Maes and {\"O}zkan {\"O}zsarlak and Luc van den Hauwe and Paul M. Parizel},
  journal={European Radiology},
Because it may cause paralysis, injury to the spine is one of the most feared traumas, and spinal cord injury is a major cause of disability. In the USA approximately 10,000 traumatic cervical spine fractures and 4000 traumatic thoracolumbar fractures are diagnosed each year. Although the number of individuals sustaining paralysis is far less than those with moderate or severe brain injury, the socioeconomic costs are significant. Since most of the spinal trauma patients survive their injuries… CONTINUE READING
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