Impalement injuries involving the spinal canal.

  title={Impalement injuries involving the spinal canal.},
  author={J Tokushige and Akira Inokuchi and Hiroshi Kawaguchi},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  volume={5 6},
Two cases of impalement injury involving the spinal canal are presented. In the first patient septic bacteria were carried into the spinal canal along the track of the impaling rod. This patient died of sepsis. In the second patient a steel rod penetrated the patient's trunk on the right side, traversing his body obliquely, impaling the L1 vertebral body… CONTINUE READING