Vertebral artery injury associated with blunt cervical spine trauma: a multivariate regression analysis.

@article{Lebl2013VertebralAI,
  title={Vertebral artery injury associated with blunt cervical spine trauma: a multivariate regression analysis.},
  author={Darren R. Lebl and Christopher M. Bono and George Velmahos and Umesh Metkar and Joseph An Nguyen and Mitchel B. Harris},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 16},
  pages={
          1352-61
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of prospective registry data. OBJECTIVE To determine the patient characteristics, risk factors, and fracture patterns associated with vertebral artery injury (VAI) in patients with blunt cervical spine injury. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA VAI associated with cervical spine trauma has the potential for catastrophical clinical sequelae. The patterns of cervical spine injury and patient characteristics associated with VAI remain to be determined. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING

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