Dissector of back                              Vertebrae anatomy  Cervical spine             Vertebral search

Causes Diagnosis Management
  • Axial compression injuries of cervical spine are commonly caused by diving accidents and blows on head.
  • Transverse processes are long and they protect the body from compression.
  • Hence dislocation is commoner than compression in cervical spine.
  • Clear the airways
  • Cervical patient must be carried in prone position, especially if there is association with head injury.
  • Immobilize unstable injuries until healing of soft tissue.

 

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