The spine-injured patient: initial assessment and emergency treatment.

Abstract

Failure to recognize spinal column or spinal cord injuries, or improper treatment of them, can have catastrophic and often irreversible neurologic consequences. Although the initial assessment is often shared with emergency care personnel, an orthopaedic surgeon's perspective can elevate the priority of spinal care to the level that is warranted. An… (More)
DOI: 10.5435/JAAOS-20-06-336

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@article{Schouten2012TheSP, title={The spine-injured patient: initial assessment and emergency treatment.}, author={Rowan Schouten and Todd. Albert and Brian K Kwon}, journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons}, year={2012}, volume={20 6}, pages={336-46} }