Traumatic pediatric cervical spine craniocaudal distraction injury

@inproceedings{Silverman2009TraumaticPC,
  title={Traumatic pediatric cervical spine craniocaudal distraction injury},
  author={Adam T Silverman and Nasim Ahmed},
  year={2009}
}
The pediatric cervical spine is very vulnerable to traumatic injuries. The complex bony vertebral alignment is stabilised with anterior, posterior and inter-vertebral ligaments. Disruption of these ligamentous structures can result in vertebral dislocation or distraction injuries. A cervical distraction injury occurs when two vertebral bodies are pulled in opposite directions. In the pediatric population, cervical spine injuries account for 60–80% of all vertebral injuries. These injuries… CONTINUE READING

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