Cervical fractures

  I had a friend that broke his cervical 2 vertebrae. He has to wear a halo device for at least 3 months, and possibly up to a year! There are seven cervical vertebrae in the neck that support your head and connect it to the shoulders and body. A fracture (break or crack) in one of the cervical vertebrae is called a cervical fracture or sometimes, a broken neck. A broken neck is defined as a fracture in one or more of the seven vertebrae that make up the neck. Most people think a broken neck is a catastrophic injury resulting in paralysis. While this is true in far too many cases, the severity of this injury can actually range from mild to fatal. Fractures of the neck bones are caused by trauma, car accidents, falls and sports injuries. Often the location and nature of the break is determined by the position of the head at the time of impact, as well as the direction of the force that hits the neck. Any injury to the head or neck should be evaluated for a neck fracture. A cervical fracture is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Spine-related trauma may injure the spinal cord and could result in paralysis, so keeping the neck still is critical. If there is any chance of a cervical fracture, the patient’s neck should be immobilized (not moved) until medical attention arrives and x-rays can be taken. It’s best to assume there is a neck injury in anyone who has an impact fall or collision-type of injury. Symptoms of a cervical fracture include ...
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Conclusion: Hypothetical risk factors for obstruction of the vermifor m appendix detected on CT were not associated with acute appendicitis. That suggests that factors other than those related to mechanical obstruction are implicated in the pathogenesis of acute appendicitis.Resumo Objetivo: Avaliar a correla ção de critérios morfológicos do apêndice cecal por tomografia computadorizada (TC) e o risco de apendicite aguda. Materiais e Métodos: Casos foram definidos como apendicite aguda confirmada cirurgicamente que tiveram pelo menos dois exames de TC: um no diagnóstico de ap...
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Abstract Objective: To determine the size of the ischiofemoral space (IFS) and quadratus femoris space (QFS) in patients with and without ischiofemoral impingement (IFI). Materials and Methods: Case-control study including consecutive patients submitted to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the hip joint during a three-month period. Patients with deep gluteal pain who tested positive for IFI on at least one clinical test and showed signal changes in the quadratus femoris muscle on MRI were categorized as having a confirmed diagnosis of IFI. Results: Final sample comprised 50 patients submitted to unilateral MRI of the hip...
Source: Radiologia Brasileira - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Abstract Objective: To determine the size of the ischiofemoral space (IFS) and quadratus femoris space (QFS) in patients with and without ischiofemoral impingement (IFI). Materials and Methods: Case-control study including consecutive patients submitted to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the hip joint during a three-month period. Patients with deep gluteal pain who tested positive for IFI on at least one clinical test and showed signal changes in the quadratus femoris muscle on MRI were categorized as having a confirmed diagnosis of IFI. Results: Final sample comprised 50 patients submitted to unilateral MRI of the hip...
Source: Radiologia Brasileira - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Abstract Objective: To determine the size of the ischiofemoral space (IFS) and quadratus femoris space (QFS) in patients with and without ischiofemoral impingement (IFI). Materials and Methods: Case-control study including consecutive patients submitted to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the hip joint during a three-month period. Patients with deep gluteal pain who tested positive for IFI on at least one clinical test and showed signal changes in the quadratus femoris muscle on MRI were categorized as having a confirmed diagnosis of IFI. Results: Final sample comprised 50 patients submitted to unilateral MRI of the hip...
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