Pediatric cervical spine trauma.

  title={Pediatric cervical spine trauma.},
  author={Thomas M. Jones and Paul A. Anderson and Kenneth J. Noonan},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={19 10},
Pediatric cervical spine injuries are rare and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Pediatric anatomy and physiology predispose to upper cervical spine injury and spinal cord injury without radiologic abnormality in contrast to lower cervical spine injury seen in adults. Care of pediatric patients is difficult because they have a greater head-to-body ratio than adults and may have difficulty cooperating with a history and physical examination. In evaluating a child with a… CONTINUE READING