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Spinal Trauma

Head and Spinal Trauma Spinal Trauma: work to preserve as much function as possible for the patient. Always care for the patient as if the injury is unstable. Trauma affects vertebrae, ligaments, intervertebral disks and the spinal cord. Mechanisms of Injury: Compression: force directed along axis of spine. Fall on feet, head hit Hyperextension: head […]

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