Clearing the cervical spine

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Clearing the cervical spine is among the highest priorities in the early assessment of trauma patients in emergency centers. Annually, more than ten million patients present to trauma centers in the USA, and in all of these patients, the possibility of cervical spine injury must be considered [34, 43, 60]. However, the actual incidence of cervical spine injury among blunt trauma patients is only 1-3% [77, 80, 81, 96]. Therefore, the need for a concise, yet thorough, approach to cervical spine clearance mandates that efficacious clearing guidelines are established and adhered to.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpine Trauma: Surgical Techniques
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages11-31
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783642036934
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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Spine
Wounds and Injuries
Nonpenetrating Wounds
Trauma Centers
Emergencies
Guidelines
Incidence

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Lindsey, R., & Gugala, Z. (2010). Clearing the cervical spine. In Spine Trauma: Surgical Techniques (pp. 11-31). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03694-1_2

Clearing the cervical spine. / Lindsey, Ronald; Gugala, Zbigniew.

Spine Trauma: Surgical Techniques. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010. p. 11-31.

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Lindsey, R & Gugala, Z 2010, Clearing the cervical spine. in Spine Trauma: Surgical Techniques. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 11-31. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03694-1_2
Lindsey R, Gugala Z. Clearing the cervical spine. In Spine Trauma: Surgical Techniques. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2010. p. 11-31 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03694-1_2
Lindsey, Ronald ; Gugala, Zbigniew. / Clearing the cervical spine. Spine Trauma: Surgical Techniques. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010. pp. 11-31
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