Episode 62 – Cervical Spine Injuries- An Interview with Dr. Jara-Alamonte

EMplify – October 2021

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Episode 62 – Cervical Spine Injuries- An Interview with Dr. Jara-Alamonte

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Emergency Dept. Management of Cervical Spine Injuries

Authors: 

Geoffrey Jara-Alamonte, MD

Chandni Pawar, MD

Epidemiology

Anatomy (Figure 2 +3)

Spinal Cord Injury Injury (Table1)

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Differential Diagnosis

Prehospital Care – selective immobilization

ED evaluations

  • History
  • Physical Exam (Table 6)
  • Imaging
  • Vascular Injury – Modified Denver Criteria (table 9)
  • Treatment
  • Special Populations
  • Pediatrics

Last Updated on July 3, 2022

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