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Whiplash-associated disorders

Rouin Amirfeyz, Simon Kelley, Martin Gargan and Gordon Bannister

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012041

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Whiplash-associated disorders

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Whiplash costs UK economy approximately £3.64 billion per year

Most occur after rear end vehicle collision

Patients present with neck pain and stiffness, occipital headache, thoracolumbar back pain and upper limb pain and parasthesia

Over 66% make a full recovery but 2% will be permanently disabled

The outcome can be predicted in 70% after three months.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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