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Evaluation and acute management of cervical spine injuries in children and adolescents

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Julie C Leonard, MD, MPH
Section Editor
Richard G Bachur, MD
Deputy Editor
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH

INTRODUCTION

The evaluation of cervical spine injuries in children and adolescents is reviewed here. Techniques for providing spinal motion restriction (ie, spinal precautions or spine immobilization) in children, diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) in children, management of cervical spinal column injuries in adults, and other issues related to spinal cord injury are discussed separately:

(See "Pediatric cervical spine immobilization".)

(See "Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) in children".)

(See "Evaluation and acute management of cervical spinal column injuries in adults".)

(See "Spinal column injuries in adults: Definitions, mechanisms, and radiographs".)

                                 

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