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Soft-tissue injuries of the cervical spine. 15-year follow-up.
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PMID:  8951014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty patients with a whiplash injury who had been reviewed previously 2 and 10 years after injury were assessed again after a mean of 15.5 years by physical examination, pain and psychometric testing. Twenty-eight (70%) continued to complain of symptoms referable to the original accident. Neck pain was the commonest, but low-back pain was present in half. Women and older patients had a worse outcome. Radiating pain was more common in those with severe symptoms. Evidence of psychological disturbance was seen in 52% of patients with symptoms. Between 10 and 15 years after the accident 18% of the patients had improved whereas 28% had deteriorated.
B Squires; M F Gargan; G C Bannister
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-15     Completed Date:  1997-01-15     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  955-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Bristol, England.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Neck Injuries*
Neck Pain / etiology
Pain Measurement
Soft Tissue Injuries* / psychology
Treatment Outcome
Whiplash Injuries* / psychology

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