Treatment of pediatric multilevel cervical spine fractures in resource-limited settings: a case report
Aim of the study
The main purpose of this study was to highlight the therapeutic approach of pediatric multilevel noncontiguous cervical spine fractures in resource-limited settings.
We report the case of a 15-year-old teenager with C1, C2, C4, C6, and C7 fractures following fall from height treated with a modified external fixator. At final follow-up, he fully recovered neurologic functions with bone healing.
The modified external fixator is a therapeutic modality for pediatric multilevel noncontiguous cervical spine fractures.
KeywordsMultilevel Cervical spine Modified external fixator
We would like to thank Miss Larissa Musaninyange Mahoro for English language editing.
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Conflict of interest
We, authors of this article, declare that we have no conflict of interest.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. The informed consent was obtained from the child’s parents to publish the information, including his photograph.
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