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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803621/blunt-cervical-spine-injury-in-adult-polytrauma-incidence-injury-patterns-and-predictors-of-significant-ligament-injury-on-ct
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G Chilvers, U Janjua, S Choudhary
AIM: To describe the pattern of cervical spine fractures in adult major trauma and identify computed tomography (CT) parameters that can predict significant ligament injury when fractures are absent; to define the normal range for parameters used; and identify common variations due to position of cervical immobilisation in a trauma patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study all polytrauma patients imaged using multidetector CT over a period of 5 years were identified...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799857/delayed-osteomyelitis-resulting-from-an-extension-injury-of-the-cervical-spine-case-report
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Victoria Palmer, Randolph B Cohen, Bruce Braffman, Douglas L Brockmeyer, Heather S Spader
Osteomyelitis of the cervical spine is an exceedingly rare lesion in pediatric practice and is caused by a variety of mechanisms. The authors present a case in which cervical osteomyelitis presented in a delayed manner after the patient experienced a stable cervical extension injury at the C4-5 level. On review of the original images, the authors noted a likely perforation in the retropharyngeal space. This case highlights the risk of retropharyngeal injury in cervical trauma, with the seldom-seen complication of osteomyelitis as a result...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795009/evaluation-and-management-of-shoulder-pain-in-skeletally-immature-athletes
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REVIEW
Dilip R Patel, Stephen Breisach
Shoulder pain in young athletes generally is a result of poor sports technique and overuse. A number intrinsic causes of shoulder pain have been identified. Pain may also be referred to shoulder area from cervical spine, neck and chest pathology. Overuse stress injury of the proximal humeral physis is important to recognize early in order to prevent later complications. Shoulder impingement syndrome is a general term used to describe multiple underlying lesions and relatively uncommon in young athletes. In adolescent athletes, glenohumeral instability is an important underlying pathomechanical basis for shoulder pain...
July 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776221/-injuries-of-the-upper-cervical-spine-update-on-diagnostics-and-management
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Matti Scholz, Frank Kandziora, Frank Hildebrand, Philipp Kobbe
Injuries to the upper cervical spine represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the treating surgeon due to the complex anatomical relationships and biomechanical features. In this further education article the diagnostic principles, established classifications and therapeutic recommendations as well as injury-specific characteristics of bony and ligamentous injuries to the upper cervical spine (C0-C2) are presented.
August 3, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776131/pure-distraction-injury-of-t1-2-with-quad-fever
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Jun-Yeong Seo, Chae-Moon Lim, Young-Hoon Kim, Kee-Yong Ha
INTRODUCTION: We report a pure distraction injury of the upper thoracic spine and uncontrolled hyperthermia without an infectious cause. Quad fever appears in the first several weeks to months after a cervical or upper thoracic SCI and is characterized by an extreme elevation in body core temperature beyond 40 °C without an infectious cause. Discriminating between infectious and noninfectious causes is important, and a thorough clinical assessment is required. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 52-year-old male visited the emergency room complaining of back pain with complete paralysis [American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) A] of both lower extremities after a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident...
August 3, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771414/pediatric-atv-injuries-in-a-statewide-sample-2004-to-2014
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Mariano Garay, Joseph Hess, Douglas Armstrong, William Hennrikus
OBJECTIVES: To establish the incidence, mortality rate, and fracture location of pediatric patients injured while using an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) over an 11-year period. METHODS: A retrospective study using a state trauma database for patients ages 0 to 17 years who sustained injuries while using an ATV. Thirty-two pediatric and adult trauma centers within the state were evaluated from January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2014. RESULTS: The inclusion criteria were met by 1912 patients...
August 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763433/injury-and-liability-associated-with-spine-surgery
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Rachel Kutteruf, Deva Wells, Linda Stephens, Karen L Posner, Lorri A Lee, Karen B Domino
BACKGROUND: Although spine surgery is associated with significant morbidity, the anesthesia liability profile for spine surgery is not known. We examined claims for spine procedures in the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project database to evaluate patterns of injury and liability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed. Inclusion criteria were anesthesia claims provided for surgical procedures in 2000 to 2014. We compared mechanisms of injury for cervical spine to thoracic or lumbar spine procedures using χ and the Fisher exact test...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761518/factors-affecting-outcome-of-acute-cervical-spine-injury-a-prospective-study
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Bhavanam Hanuma Srinivas, Alugolu Rajesh, A K Purohit
BACKGROUND: Injury to the spine and spinal cord is one of the common cause of disability and death. Several factors affect the outcome; but which are these factors (alone and in combination), are determining the outcomes are still unknown. The aim of the study was to evaluate the factors influencing the outcome following acute cervical spine injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study at single-center with all patients with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI), attending our hospital within a week of injury during a period of October 2011 to July 2013 was included for analysis...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761411/the-crossed-phrenic-phenomenon
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REVIEW
Michael George Zaki Ghali
The cervical spine is the most common site of traumatic vertebral column injuries. Respiratory insufficiency constitutes a significant proportion of the morbidity burden and is the most common cause of mortality in these patients. In seeking to enhance our capacity to treat specifically the respiratory dysfunction following spinal cord injury, investigators have studied the "crossed phrenic phenomenon", wherein contraction of a hemidiaphragm paralyzed by a complete hemisection of the ipsilateral cervical spinal cord above the phrenic nucleus can be induced by respiratory stressors and recovers spontaneously over time...
June 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758968/middle-cerebral-artery-stroke-as-amusement-park-injury-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Abby Baumgartle, Laura Wolfe, Vinay Puri, Karen Moeller, Salvatore Bertolone, Ashok Raj
Strokes as amusement park injuries are rare, but have been reported in the literature. Only about 20 cases of cerebrovascular accidents after amusement park visits have been described. We report a healthy 12-year-old boy who presented with facial droop, slurred speech, and inability to use his right arm after riding roller coasters at a local amusement park. He was evaluated and found to have a left middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. The patient was treated with anticoagulants and has recovered with no major residual symptoms...
July 31, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750969/a-case-study-utilizing-myofascial-release-acupressure-and-trigger-point-therapy-to-treat-bilateral-stringhalt-in-a-12%C3%A2-year-old-akhal-teke-horse
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Tammy Brockman
"Stringhalt" is a horse condition that causes one or both hind legs to spasm when walking, trotting or backing. The condition is thought to be related to a neurological cause from either plant toxicity or peripheral nerve injury. The prognosis is poor and the horse's performance and quality of life can be affected. Treatment has included surgically cutting the digital extensors with varied results. The objective of the study is to utilize soft tissue release via acupressure, trigger point and myofascial release to decrease symptoms of stringhalt...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749858/letter-to-the-editor-regarding-the-utility-of-adding-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-computed-tomography-alone-in-the-evaluation-of-cervical-spine-injury-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739475/posterior-osteosynthesis-with-monoaxial-lateral-mass-screw-rod-system-for-unstable-c1-burst-fractures
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Yin-Shun Zhang, Jian-Xiang Zhang, Qing-Guo Yang, Wei Li, Hui Tao, Cai-Liang Shen
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Surgical treatment for unstable atlas fractures has evolved in recent decades from C1-C2 or C0-C2 fusion to motion-preservation techniques of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). However, regardless of transoral or posterior approach, the reduction is still not satisfactory. PURPOSE: The article describes and evaluates a new technique for treating the unstable atlas fractures by using a monoaxial screw-rod system. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study PATIENT SAMPLE: The sample includes adult patients with unstable C1 fractures treated with a posterior monoaxial screw-rod system...
July 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739474/traumatic-subaxial-cervical-facet-subluxation-and-dislocation-epidemiology-radiographic-analyses-and-risk-factors-for-spinal-cord-injury
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Ryan D Quarrington, Claire F Jones, Petar Tcherveniakov, Jillian M Clark, Simon J I Sandler, Yu Chao Lee, Shabnam Torabiardakani, John J Costi, Brian J C Freeman
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Distractive-flexion injuries (DFIs) of the subaxial cervical spine are major contributors to spinal cord injury (SCI). Prompt assessment and early intervention of DFIs associated with SCI is crucial to optimize patient outcome; however, neurological examination of patients with subaxial cervical injury is often difficult, as patients commonly present with reduced levels of consciousness. Therefore, it is important to establish potential associations between injury epidemiology and radiographic features, and neurological involvement...
July 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738168/role-of-age-and-injury-mechanism-in-cervical-spine-injury-tolerance-under-head-contact-loading
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Narayan Yoganandan, Sajal Chirvi, Liming Voo, Frank A Pintar, Anjishnu Banerjee
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of age on cervical spine tolerance to injury from head contact loading using survival analysis. METHODS: This study analyzed data from previously conducted experiments using Post Mortem Human Subject specimens (PMHS). Group A tests used the upright intact head-cervical column experimental model. The inferior end of the specimen was fixed, head was balanced by a mechanical system, and natural lordosis was removed. Specimens were placed on a testing device via a load cell...
July 24, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728206/-subaxial-cervical-spine-injuries-treatment-recommendations-of-the-german-orthopedic-and-trauma-society
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Philipp Schleicher, Matti Scholz, Frank Kandziora, Andreas Badke, Florian Hans Brakopp, Helmut Klaus Friedrich Ekkerlein, Erol Gercek, Rene Hartensuer, Philipp Hartung, Jan-Sven Gilbert Jarvers, Philipp Kobbe, Stefan Matschke, Robert Morrison, Christian W Müller, Miguel Pishnamaz, Maximilian Reinhold, Klaus John Schnake, Gregor Schmeiser, Gregor Stein, Bernhard Ullrich, Thomas Weiß, Volker Zimmermann
In a consensus process during four sessions in 2016, the working group "lower cervical spine" of the German Society for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery (DGOU), formulated "Therapeutic Recommendations for the Lower Cervical Spine", taking into consideration the current literature. Therapeutic goals are a permanently stable, painless cervical spine and the protection against secondary neurologic damage while retaining the greatest possible amount of motion and spinal profile. Due to its ease of use and its proven good reliability, the AOSpine classification for subaxial cervical injuries should be used...
July 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723840/cervical-spine-evaluation-and-clearance-in-the-intoxicated-patient-a-prospective-western-trauma-association-multi-institutional-trial-and-survey
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Matthew J Martin, Lisa D Bush, Kenji Inaba, Saskya Byerly, Martin Schreiber, Kimberly A Peck, Galinos Barmparas, Jay Menaker, Joshua P Hazelton, Raul Coimbra, Martin D Zielinski, Carlos V R Brown, Chad G Ball, Jill R Cherry-Bukowiec, Clay Cothren Burlew, Julie Dunn, C Todd Minshall, Matthew M Carrick, Gina M Berg, Demetrios Demetriades, William Long
INTRODUCTION: Intoxication often prevents clinical clearance of the cervical spine (Csp) after trauma leading to prolonged immobilization even with a normal CT scan. We evaluated the accuracy of CT at detecting clinically significant Csp injury, and surveyed participants on related opinions and practice. METHODS: A prospective multicenter study (2013-2015) at 17 centers. All adult blunt trauma patients underwent structured clinical examination and imaging including a Csp CT, with follow-up thru discharge...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721000/roentgenographic-and-computerized-tomography-based-morphometric-analysis-of-cervical-spinal-canal-diameters-to-establish-normative-measurements-in-an-indian-population
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Kapil A Pawar, Arya S Mishra, Gokul Bandagi, Sudhir K Srivastava
Compressive cervical myelopathy secondary to degenerative changes in the cervical spine is a common cause of neurologic morbidity in the elderly. Identification of canal stenosis and addressing it surgically in addition to the obvious compressive lesions is essential to obtain satisfactory results. We attempt to define the saggital and transverse diameters in a normal adult population presenting at our centre with head injuries. We found that the values were lower than those reported in comparable studies for a western population, and also that the dimensions in women are significantly lower than in men...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720989/trapezius-perforator-flap-for-reconstruction-of-a-posterior-cervical-defect
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Ricardo Nascimento, Joana Costa, Ricardo Horta, Álvaro Silva
The use of free flaps is considered the "gold standard" for reconstruction of head and neck defects. Locoregional flaps allows a better aesthetic result compared to free flaps, whenever there's an external skin defect. However the use of free flaps is not always adequate in the presence of preoperative comorbidities or previous surgeries. Since the description of the trapezius myocutaneous flap in the 1980's, many authors have published the results of the applicability of this flap in head and neck salvage reconstructive surgery...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720987/management-of-post-traumatic-neglected-cervical-facet-dislocation
#20
Vinay Prabhat, Tankeshwar Boruah, Hitesh Lal, Ramesh Kumar, Ashish Dagar, Harekrushna Sahu
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic unilateral or bilateral sub-axial cervical spine dislocations with locked facets are quite common. In developing countries like India, many patients with cervical injuries report late due to many reasons like rural backgrounds, lack of infrastructures and skilled surgeons, unawareness, poor socioeconomic status, lack of transportation to the specialized center with proper facility, etc. Early management is essential to maximize better neurological outcome. Delayed or neglected presentation makes treatment more challenging...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
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