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Traumatic single facet subluxation of cervical spine without neurological damage. A new clinical sign.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  718405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The vast majority of injuries to the cervical spine, unaccompanied by neurological deficit, escape diagnosis because of the minimal clinical symptoms associated with such injuries. For the same reason many of those who consult their doctors following such injuries, are not adequately investigated. This article presents a new clinical sign to recognise a certain type of cervical spine injury, and a simple way of documenting the observations. It is proposed that in the presence of this sign, adequate radiological investigations must be deemed mandatory to exclude bony injury to the cervical spine.
G Ravichandran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery. Archiv für orthopädische und Unfall-Chirurgie     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0344-8444     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-01-26     Completed Date:  1979-01-26     Revised Date:  2008-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803037     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*,  physiopathology
Dislocations / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Spinal Injuries / diagnosis*
Torticollis / diagnosis

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