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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053084/intubation-biomechanics-validation-of-a-finite-element-model-of-cervical-spine-motion-during-endotracheal-intubation-in-intact-and-injured-conditions
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Benjamin C Gadomski, Snehal S Shetye, Bradley J Hindman, Franklin Dexter, Brandon G Santoni, Michael M Todd, Vincent C Traynelis, Robert P From, Ricardo B Fontes, Christian M Puttlitz
OBJECTIVE Because of limitations inherent to cadaver models of endotracheal intubation, the authors' group developed a finite element (FE) model of the human cervical spine and spinal cord. Their aims were to 1) compare FE model predictions of intervertebral motion during intubation with intervertebral motion measured in patients with intact cervical spines and in cadavers with spine injuries at C-2 and C3-4 and 2) estimate spinal cord strains during intubation under these conditions. METHODS The FE model was designed to replicate the properties of an intact (stable) spine in patients, C-2 injury (Type II odontoid fracture), and a severe C3-4 distractive-flexion injury from prior cadaver studies...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053055/successful-surgical-repair-and-recovery-in-a-2-week-old-infant-after-birth-related-cervical-fracture-dislocation
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Sara Saleh, Kyle I Swanson, Taryn Bragg
Cervical spine injuries are the most common spine injuries in the pediatric population. The authors present the youngest known patient who underwent cervical spine fusion to repair birth trauma-induced cervical fracture dislocation, resulting in spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury. A 2-week-old boy was found to have spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury after concerns arose from reduced movement of the extremities. The patient's birth was complicated by undiagnosed abdominal dystocia, which led to cervical distraction injury...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042701/direct-damage-to-a-vertebral-artery-better-predicts-a-vertebral-artery-injury-than-elongation-in-cervical-spine-dislocation
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Kosei Nagata, Hirotaka Chikuda, Koichi Inokuchi, Keisuke Ishii, Atsuki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kanai, Kota Miyoshi
Cervical spine dislocation and fracture of a transverse process are isolated risk factors for vertebral artery injuries (VAIs), which can cause a life-threatening ischemic stroke. Since in vivo experiments are not possible, it has not been unclear whether damage to or extension of vertebral arteries is more predictive of a VAI. To identify the imaging characteristics associated with VAI, we analyzed 36 vertebral arteries from 22 cervical spine dislocation patients who underwent computed tomography angiography (Aug...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040717/letter-reconsidering-bone-morphogenetic-protein-in-the-cervical-spine-selective-use-for-managing-type-ii-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly
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Francis J Jareczek, Kingsley O Abode-Iyamah, Efrem M Cox, Nader S Dahdaleh, Patrick W Hitchon, Matthew A Howard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023379/effect-of-early-pelvic-binder-use-in-the-emergency-management-of-suspected-pelvic-trauma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sheng-Der Hsu, Cheng-Jueng Chen, Yu-Ching Chou, Sheng-Hao Wang, De-Chuan Chan
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the effect of early pelvic binder use in the emergency management of suspected pelvic trauma, compared with the conventional stepwise approach. METHODS: We enrolled trauma patients with initial stabilization using a pelvic binder when suspecting pelvic injury. The inclusion criteria were traumatic injury requiring a trauma team and at least one of the following: a loss of consciousness or a Glasgow coma score (GCS) of <13; systolic blood pressure of <90 mmHg; falling from ≥6 m; injury to multiple vital organs; and suspected pelvic injury...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021885/fracture-dislocation-at-c6-c7-level-with-quadriplegia-after-traditional-massage-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
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Kak Abilash, Qmq Mohd, Zah Ahmad, Basir Towil
Ankylosing spinal disorders (ASD) tend to result in fractures and/or dislocations after minor trauma because of the altered biomechanical properties. The relative risk of traumatic vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis has been estimated as three times higher than in the general population. These spine traumas, which are located at cervical level in 81% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis, are complicated by neurological lesions in 65% of patients, due to the high inherent instability of these fractures...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021682/spontaneous-regression-of-retro-odontoid-post-traumatic-cicatrix-following-occipitocervical-fixation
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Priyank Sinha, Ming-Te Lee, Sasan Panbehchi, Ankur Saxena, Debasish Pal
This case report describes a patient who presented with myelopathy secondary to a large retro-odontoid post traumatic cicatrix. The objective of this study was to discuss the clinical presentation, pathogenesis, imaging, and surgical management of pseudoarthrosis tissue mass associated with odontoid nonunion. Atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS) has been widely reported in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. AAS leads to repeated cycles of partial tear and repair of ligaments around the altantoaxial complex, resulting in the formation of periodontoid mass (pseudotumor)...
July 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019639/spine-conditions-cervical-spine-conditions
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Marc A Childress
There are a variety of causes of neck pain, including trauma and degenerative changes. The history of onset helps to direct evaluation, including the need for imaging or ancillary testing. Patterns of pain, weakness, and other specific physical examination findings also aid in diagnosis. Management of most soft tissue injuries involves early mobilization, whereas fractures are managed based on patterns of instability. Acute spinal cord injury requires emergent care, to include possible decompressive surgery...
October 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984515/surgical-timing-for-cervical-and-upper-thoracic-injuries-in-patients-with-polytrauma
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Daniel Lubelski, Suzanne Tharin, John J Como, Michael P Steinmetz, Heather Vallier, Timothy Moore
OBJECTIVE Few studies have investigated the advantages of early spinal stabilization in the patient with polytrauma in terms of reduction of morbidity and mortality. Previous analyses have shown that early stabilization may reduce ICU stay, with no effect on complication rates. METHODS The authors prospectively observed 340 polytrauma patients with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) of greater than 16 at a single Level 1 trauma center who were treated in accordance with a protocol termed "early appropriate care," which emphasizes operative treatment of various fractures within 36 hours of injury...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984512/spinal-cord-injury-after-traumatic-spine-fracture-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spinal-disorders
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Frederik R Teunissen, Bianca M Verbeek, Thomas D Cha, Joseph H Schwab
OBJECTIVE Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a major complication of spinal fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). Due to the uncommon nature of these conditions, existing literature consists of relatively small case series without detailed neurological data. This study aims to investigate the incidence, predictors, and sequelae of SCI in patients with a traumatic fracture of the ankylosed spine. METHODS The study included all patients older than 18 years of age with AS or DISH who presented to two affiliated tertiary care centers between January 1, 1990, and January 1, 2016, and had a traumatic fracture of the spine...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973360/motor-evoked-potentials-correlate-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-early-recovery-after-acute-spinal-cord-injury
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Sanjay S Dhall, Jenny Haefeli, Jason F Talbott, Adam R Ferguson, William J Readdy, Jacqueline C Bresnahan, Michael S Beattie, Jonathan Z Pan, Geoffrey T Manley, William D Whetstone
BACKGROUND: While the utilization of neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring with motor evoked potentials (MEPs) has become widespread in surgery for traumatic spine fractures and spinal cord injury (SCI), clinical validation of its diagnostic and therapeutic benefit has been limited. OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of intraoperative MEP at a large level I trauma center and assess the prognostic capability of this technology. METHODS: The SCI REDCap database at our institution, a level I trauma center, was queried for acute cervical SCI patients who underwent surgery with intraoperative monitoring between 2005 and 2011, yielding 32 patients...
July 7, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960819/circumferential-reconstruction-of-subaxial-cervical-and-cervicothoracic-spine-by-simultaneously-combined-anterior-posterior-approaches-in-the-sitting-position
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Yue Han, Xin-Long Ma, Yong-Cheng Hu, Jun Miao, Ji-Dong Zhang, Jian-Qiang Bai, Qun Xia
OBJECTIVE: To introduce and analyze the feasibility of a new surgical strategy for circumferential reconstruction of subaxial cervical and cervicothoracic spine by simultaneously combined anterior-posterior approach in the sitting position. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for seven patients who underwent the above surgical procedure between July 2011 and January 2015. Among the seven patients, there were six men and one woman, with an average age of 52 years (range, 36-79 years)...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951274/spinal-metastasis-of-unknown-primary-accompanied-by-neurological-deficit-or-vertebral-instability
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Abdurrahman Aycan, Sebahattin Çelik, Fetullah Kuyumcu, Mehmet Edip Akyol, Mehmet Arslan, Erkan Doğan, Harun Arslan
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Spinal bone metastases are highly common. They are mostly localized to the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine, respectively. The most common primaries to result in spinal metastases include lung, breast, and prostate carcinomas in adults as opposed to leukemia, Ewing's sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and neuroblastoma in children. In patients diagnosed with a cancer, bone metastases are found in 40% and spinal metastases in 10% of the patients. In this study, we aimed to present 25 patients diagnosed with a spinal metastasis of unknown primary who presented with a low back pain or acute-onset neurological deficits and underwent operative treatment...
September 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936568/distracting-injury-defined-does-an-isolated-hip-fracture-constitute-a-distracting-injury-for-clearance-of-the-cervical-spine
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Ryan Lindborg, Amani Jambhekar, Vincent Chan, Daniel Laskey, James Rucinski, Bashar Fahoum
OBJECTIVES: As the population within the USA ages, the number of hip fractures seen yearly in the emergency department is expected to rise. According to the NEXUS criteria, many of these patients receive computerized tomographic scan (CT) evaluation of the cervical spine because a hip fracture may constitute a distracting injury. The objective of this study is to determine if an isolated hip fracture constitutes a distracting injury which requires imaging of the cervical spine. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on 158 trauma patients with isolated hip fractures between April 1, 2015 and March 9, 2016...
September 21, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926347/laryngohyoid-fractures-in-fatal-nonhomicidal-falls-from-a-height
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Hüseyin Eş, Muhammed Feyzi Şahin, Erdinç Özdemir
In cases of fall from a height, the presence of laryngohyoid fracture or bleeding at autopsy constitutes a suspicion of strangulation before trauma in these types of cases. This study has aimed to investigate the incidence of laryngohyoid fractures in nonhomicidal fall from height cases, and their relationship with age, sex, height of fall, body mass index, and other injuries.A total of 170 cases proven to be nonhomicidal falls from height with certain witnesses and evidences in 4683 autopsy cases in 2013 were included in this study...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922275/indications-for-ct-angiography-of-the-vertebral-arteries-after-trauma
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Joseph P Drain, Douglas S Weinberg, James S Ramey, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this project is to identify factors that predict vertebral artery injury (VAI) in an effort to assess risks and benefits of computed tomography angiography (CT-A) of the neck in the trauma setting. We seek to develop guidelines for practitioners to stratify patients at medium/high risk of VAI from those who are at low risk. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: VAI and blunt carotid injury (BCI) together comprise blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI)...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919185/epidemiology-of-cervical-spine-injuries-in-high-school-athletes-over-a-ten-year-period
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Adele Meron, Christopher McMullen, Scott R Laker, Dustin Currie, R Dawn Comstock
BACKGROUND: Over 7 million athletes participate in high school (HS) sports annually, with both the benefits of physical activity and risks of injury. While catastrophic cervical spine injuries have been studied, limited data are available characterizing less severe cervical spine injuries in HS athletes. OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare cervical spine injury rates and patterns among United States (US) HS athletes across 24 sports over a ten-year period. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study SETTING: National sample of high schools participating in the High School Reporting Information Online (High School RIO) injury surveillance system...
September 12, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913694/emergency-neurological-life-support-traumatic-spine-injury
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Deborah M Stein, William A Knight
Traumatic spine injuries (TSIs) carry significantly high risks of morbidity, mortality, and exorbitant health care costs from associated medical needs following injury. For these reasons, TSI was chosen as an ENLS protocol. This article offers a comprehensive review on the management of spinal column injuries using the best available evidence. Though the review focuses primarily on cervical spinal column injuries, thoracolumbar injuries are briefly discussed as well. The initial emergency department (ED) clinical evaluation of possible spinal fractures and cord injuries, along with the definitive early management of confirmed injuries, are also covered...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904564/the-role-of-pre-reduction-mri-in-the-management-of-complex-cervical-spine-fracture-dislocations-an-ongoing-controversy
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Sergiu Botolin, Todd F VanderHeiden, Ernest E Moore, Herbert Fried, Philip F Stahel
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine fracture-dislocations in neurologically intact patients represent a surgical challenge due to the risk of inflicting iatrogenic spinal cord compression by closed reduction maneuvers. The use of MRI for early advanced imaging in these injuries remains controversially debated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year old man sustained a fall over the handlebars of his racing bicycle. The helmeted patient sustained a fall on his head which resulted in a hyperflexion injury of the neck...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902760/common-ice-hockey-injuries-and-treatment-a-current-concepts-review
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William Mosenthal, Michael Kim, Robert Holzshu, Bryan Hanypsiak, Aravind Athiviraham
Injuries are common in ice hockey, a contact sport where players skate at high speeds on a sheet of ice and shoot a vulcanized rubber puck in excess of one hundred miles per hour. This article reviews the diagnoses and treatment of concussions, injuries to the cervical spine, and lower and upper extremities as they pertain to hockey players. Soft tissue injury of the shoulder, acromioclavicular joint separation, glenohumeral joint dislocation, clavicle fractures, metacarpal fractures, and olecranon bursitis are discussed in the upper-extremity section of the article...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
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