Stingers, the Torg Ratio, and the Cervical Spine

@article{Castro1997StingersTT,
  title={Stingers, the Torg Ratio, and the Cervical Spine},
  author={Frank P. Castro and James E. Ricciardi and Michael E. Brunet and Michael T. Busch and Thomas S. Whitecloud},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={25},
  pages={603 - 608}
}
  • Frank P. Castro, James E. Ricciardi, +2 authors Thomas S. Whitecloud
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    The American journal of…
    1997
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • We prospectively determined the risk of initial stinger experience in a group of college football players while considering the presence of cervical canal stenosis and each player's position, playing time, and body type. Prospective analysis revealed a 7.7% incidence of initial stinger experience. The average Torg ratio for all players was 0.924 ± 0.122, with the seventh cervi cal level being the narrowest. Initial stinger experience depended on position played and body type. The Torg ratio did… CONTINUE READING

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