The pediatric cervical spine instability study

  title={The pediatric cervical spine instability study},
  author={Douglas L. Brockmeyer and Brian T. Ragel and John R. W. Kestle},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Cervical spine clearance in severely injured children after trauma is often difficult because of unique injury patterns, concerns about radiation exposure to growing tissue, and unfamiliarity with unstable cervical injuries. We prospectively assessed the utility of four radiographic modalities to clear the cervical spine in children after severe trauma. Twenty-four comatose, intubated children with severe traumatic injuries underwent radiographic evaluation to clear the cervical spine. Each… CONTINUE READING
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