Secondary neurologic deficit due to unrecognized spine instability in multitrauma casualties

Yoram Folman, Reuven Gepstein

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Abstract

We present three cases of major multiple injuries in which delayed diagnosis of spinal instability resulted in neurologic deficit. The spinal injuries, once diagnosed, were treated by urgent surgical stabilization, which resulted in prompt and full recovery. A set of recommendations is proposed to prevent these potentially disastrous consequences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-454
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume18
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Delayed plegia
  • Multitrauma
  • Spine instability

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