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Cervical spine injuries resulting from water sports.
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PMID:  7466458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective review of 152 cases of cervical spine injury suffered in water sport-related accidents is presented. Water sport accidents were the second most common cause of traumatic quadriplegia among patients treated on the Spinal Injury Service at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital. The mechanics of injury in 80% of the cases involved flexion and/or axial loading forces. A fracture of the body of C5 was seen in two thirds of the cases. The ratio of complete to incomplete cord lesions was approximately 1:1, with anterior cord syndrome being the most commonly observed. Various risk factors are identified.
R P Good; V L Nickel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:    1980 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-13     Completed Date:  1981-04-13     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  502-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / complications,  etiology*,  therapy
Paraplegia / etiology
Quadriplegia / etiology
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications,  etiology*,  therapy

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