Paraplegia in hyperextension cervical injuries with normal radiographic appearances.

  title={Paraplegia in hyperextension cervical injuries with normal radiographic appearances.},
  author={Adele R. Taylor and W S Blackwood},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={30B 2},
This communication deals solely with a group of cases, hitherto rather obscure, in which damage to the cervical part of the spinal cord occurs without radiographic evidence of vertebral injury or displacement. Two alternative explanations of such injury have been postulated. The first is that the spinal cord pressure is due to acute massive prolapse of an intervertebral disc : but our limited experience of this lesion suggests that as a rule this is recognisable on radiographic examination by… CONTINUE READING


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