Radiographic evaluation of cervical spine trauma. Procedures to avoid catastrophe.

Abstract

A cervical spine series that includes three views (ie, lateral, open-mouth odontoid, and anteroposterior) is usually adequate to exclude unstable injuries that have the potential for producing spinal cord injury. The films should be of the highest quality and need to be carefully and systematically viewed. Knowledge of cervical spine anatomy and of common… (More)

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