Whiplash Injuries

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • A. Cesarani
  • D. Alpini
  • R. Boniver
  • C. F. Claussen
  • P. M. Gagey
  • L. Magnusson
  • L. M. Ödkvist

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages III-XI
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Cesarani, C. F. Claussen, D. Alpini
      Pages 3-12
    3. C. L. Romanò, A. Mondini, S. Brambilla
      Pages 13-18
    4. E. Meani, S. Brambilla, A. Mondini, C. L. Romanò
      Pages 30-37
    5. G. Meola, V. Sansone
      Pages 38-41
    6. A. Bettinelli, M. Leonardi, E. P. Mangiagalli
      Pages 42-44
  3. Physiopathology

  4. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. A. Cesarani, D. Alpini, D. Brambilla
      Pages 75-81
    3. M. Spanio, S. Rigo
      Pages 82-87
    4. A. Salami, M. C. Medicina, M. Dellepiane
      Pages 88-99
    5. D. Alpini, A. Cesarani, E. Merlo
      Pages 107-112
    6. M. Magnusson
      Pages 113-118
    7. P. L. Ghilardi, A. Casani, B. Fattori
      Pages 119-133
    8. R. Boniver
      Pages 143-145
  5. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. E. A. Pallestrini, E. Castello, G. Garaventa
      Pages 149-161
    3. P. Sibilla, S. Negrini, S. Atanasio
      Pages 162-186
    4. P. L. Ghilardi, C. Borsari, A. Casani, L. Bonuccelli, B. Fattori
      Pages 187-195
    5. M. Forni, E. Enock, A. Lintura
      Pages 200-205
    6. D. Alpini, A. Cesarani, M. De Bellis
      Pages 206-221
    7. M. Savini, D. Alpini, A. Cesarani
      Pages 222-226
    8. A. Cesarani, D. Alpini
      Pages 227-235
    9. A. Cesarani, D. Alpini
      Pages 241-256
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-260

About these proceedings


This book is based on the proceedings and discussions of a closed workshop held in Santa Margherita Ligure in January 1995. It was an original scientific experience: no public was admitted. For three days the main contributors of this book remained closed in a wonderful ho­ tel. In the same hotel Guglielmo Marconi, in the 30s, performed his first experiments with radio waves. The hotel was therefore an ideal place, al­ though the problems we discussed were not so "revolutionary" like Marco­ ni's experiments. In these days round tables, superrescricted meetings on specific topics and presentation of selected papers, only for very few persons, were per­ formed. We discussed about definition, ethiopathogenesis, physiopathology, clinical and instrumental evaluations, medico-legal and therapeutic aspects of whiplash injuries. All the attendants tried to report and discuss personal experiences and ideas in order to compare them. All the discussions were especially aimed to prepare the chapters you will read in this book. We returned to our homes very tired, but very rich in our minds. We really hope that after reading this book you will be as tired as rich. We are very grateful to Pharmacia, who supported the closed workshop and the preparation of this publication.


Disequilibrium Gleichgewicht Gleichgewichtsstörungen Neurorehabilitation Vertigo Wishplash injuries anatomy diagnosis differential diagnosis education pathology physiology physiotherapy rehabilitation spine

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Cesarani
    • 1
  • D. Alpini
    • 2
  • R. Boniver
    • 3
  • C. F. Claussen
    • 4
  • P. M. Gagey
    • 5
  • L. Magnusson
    • 6
  • L. M. Ödkvist
    • 7
  1. 1.Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Istituto di AudiologiaUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.ENT, Otoneurological Service Scientific Institute S. Maria N.teMilanItaly
  3. 3.Maître de ConférencesUniversité de LiègeVerviersBelgium
  4. 4.Neurototologic and Equilibriometry Society (NES)Bad KissingenGermany
  5. 5.Institut de PosturologieParisFrance
  6. 6.Dept of OtorhinolaryngologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  7. 7.Department of OtolaryngologyUniversity HospitalLinköpingSweden

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors