Title

Controversies in the treatment of cervical spine dislocations

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation

Date

5-24-2009

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Cervical Vertebrae; Diagnostic Imaging; Dislocations; Evidence-Based Medicine; Fracture Fixation; Humans; Male; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Spinal Cord Injuries

Disciplines

Orthopedics | Rehabilitation and Therapy

Abstract

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical spine dislocations represent an area of great controversy among spine surgeons.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to present the specific areas of controversy and to provide a review of the literature.

STUDY DESIGN: A case of cervical spine dislocation is presented to illustrate the major controversies related to the treatment of cervical spine dislocations.

METHODS: A review of the literature is presented regarding the major controversial aspects of the treatment of cervical spine dislocations.

RESULTS: The major areas of controversy include the choice of imaging, closed versus open reduction and surgical approach.

CONCLUSIONS: Guidelines for the management of cervical spine dislocations are presented based on evidence-based medicine.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Spine J. 2009 May;9(5):418-23. Epub 2009 Feb 23. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

19233734