Spinal Injuries in Polytrauma Patients

  • Clinton James Devin
  • Gbolahan O. Okubadejo
  • Joon Y. Lee

In the United States, there are nearly 11,000 acute spinal cord injuries annually. Most injuries occur during motor vehicle collisions, with approximately 2–4% of blunt trauma patients presenting with a spinal column injury [1]. Groups that are at an increased risk for cervical spine injury include males, patients over 65 years old, and those of white or “other” ethnicity [2].


Spinal Cord Injury Cervical Spine Spine Injury Cervical Spine Injury Acute Spinal Cord Injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clinton James Devin
    • 1
  • Gbolahan O. Okubadejo
  • Joon Y. Lee
  1. 1.Fondren Orthopedics at Texas Orthopedic HospitalHoustonUSA

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