Risk factors for cervical spine injury.

@article{Clayton2012RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for cervical spine injury.},
  author={John L. Clayton and Mitchel Byron Harris and Sharon Lynn Weintraub and Alan B. Marr and Jeremy R Timmer and Lance E. Stuke and Norman E Mcswain and Juan Carlos Duchesne and John Patrick Hunt},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={
          431-5
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The early recognition of cervical spine injury remains a top priority of acute trauma care. Missed diagnoses can lead to exacerbation of an existing injury and potentially devastating consequences. We sought to identify predictors of cervical spine injury. METHODS Trauma registry records for blunt trauma patients cared for at a Level I Trauma Centre from 1997 to 2002 were examined. Cervical spine injury included all cervical dislocations, fractures, fractures with spinal cord… CONTINUE READING
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