Treatment of Subaxial Cervical Spinal Injuries.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • SUBAXIAL CERVICAL FACET DISLOCATION INJURIES: Standards There is insufficient evidence to recommend treatment standards. Guidelines There is insufficient evidence to recommend treatment guidelines. Options Closed or open reduction of subaxial cervical facet dislocation injuries is recommended.Treatment of subaxial cervical facet dislocation injuries with rigid external immobilization, anterior arthrodesis with plate fixation, or posterior arthrodesis with plate or rod or interlaminar clamp fixation is recommended.Treatment of subaxial cervical facet dislocation injuries with prolonged bedrest in traction is recommended if more contemporary treatment options are not available. SUBAXIAL CERVICAL INJURIES EXCLUDING FACET DISLOCATION INJURIES: Standards There is insufficient evidence to recommend treatment standards. Guidelines There is insufficient evidence to recommend treatment guidelines. Options Closed or open reduction of subluxations or displaced subaxial cervical spinal fractures is recommended.Treatment of subaxial cervical spinal injuries with external immobilization, anterior arthrodesis with plate fixation, or posterior arthrodesis with plate or rod fixation is recommended.
  • Published In

  • Neurosurgery  Journal
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    Author List

  • Hadley MN; Walters BC; Grabb PA; Oyesiku NM; Przybylski GJ; Resnick DK; Ryken TC
  • Start Page

  • S156
  • End Page

  • S165
  • Volume

  • 50
  • Issue

  • suppl_3