Pediatric cervical spine fracture caused by an adult 3-point seatbelt.

@article{Deutsch2008PediatricCS,
  title={Pediatric cervical spine fracture caused by an adult 3-point seatbelt.},
  author={Robert Jay Deutsch and Mohamed K Badawy},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={105-8}
}
The development and use of seatbelts has saved numerous lives and prevented serious injuries in the setting of automobile crashes. However, restraints designed for adults are not necessarily effective in preventing injury to small children and may actually be harmful. Here, we present a case of upper cervical spine fracture in a 5-year-old female patient… CONTINUE READING