Total Motion Generated in the Unstable Cervical Spine During Management of the Typical Trauma Patient

Spine, 05/16/2012

The authors have demonstrated the total angular motion incurred to the unstable cervical spine as experienced by the typical trauma patient from the field to stabilization in the operating room using the best compared with the most commonly used techniques. As previously reported, using log–roll techniques consistently results in unwanted motion at the injured spinal segment.

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