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Spinal injury

Edited by Jason Smith, Ian Greaves and Keith M Porter

in Oxford Desk Reference - Major Trauma

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199543328
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728297 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199543328.003.0011

Series: Oxford Desk Reference

Spinal injury

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Spinal injury - Pathophysiology of spinal cord injury - Principles of treatment of spinal injuries - Investigations - Emergency interventions - Definitive treatment options - Clearing the cervical spine - Transfer of patients with spinal injuries - Classification of vertebral fractures - Specific spinal injuries by region - Paediatric spinal injuries - Rehabilitation of spinal cord injury and complications - Outcome following spinal injury - Further reading

Chapter.  14434 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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