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Overview of cervical spinal cord and cervical peripheral nerve injuries in the child or adolescent athlete

Jason E Decker, MD, FAAP
Albert C Hergenroeder, MD
Section Editors
Joseph Chorley, MD
Richard G Bachur, MD
Deputy Editor
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


An overview of cervical spinal cord injuries and cervical peripheral nerve injuries in the young athlete will be presented here. The anatomy of the cervical spine, the diagnostic approach to the athlete with neck pain or injury, the management of the athlete with an acute neck injury, musculoskeletal injuries of the neck and the evaluation of cervical spine injuries in children and adolescents are discussed separately:

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