Neurology and Neurorehabilitation

Spinal Fracture Innovations

Most types of spinal fracture confer a significant risk of spinal cord injury. After the immediate trauma, there's a risk of medulla spinalis injury (or worsening of an already injured spine) if the fracture is unstable, that is, likely to vary alignment without internal or external fixation. A medical record and physical examination are often sufficient in clearing the cervical spine. Notable clinical prediction rules to work out which patients need medical imaging are Canadian C-spine rule and therefore the National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS). A spinal fracture also called a vertebral fracture or a broken back, maybe a fracture affecting the vertebrae of the vertebral column.

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