Neurologic deterioration secondary to unrecognized spinal instability following trauma--a multicenter study.

@article{Levi2006NeurologicDS,
  title={Neurologic deterioration secondary to unrecognized spinal instability following trauma--a multicenter study.},
  author={Allan D Levi and Robin John Hurlbert and Paul . Acteur Anderson and Michael G. Fehlings and Raj Rampersaud and E M Massicotte and John C. France and Jean-Charles Le Huec and Rune Hedlund and P. Arnold},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          451-8
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study was undertaken that evaluated the medical records and imaging studies of a subset of patients with spinal injury from large level I trauma centers. OBJECTIVE To characterize patients with spinal injuries who had neurologic deterioration due to unrecognized instability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Controversy exists regarding the most appropriate imaging studies required to "clear" the spine in patients suspected of having a spinal column injury. Although… CONTINUE READING

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