In the years 1965–1983, 856 patients with spinal injuries in the C5–Th1 segment were treated in the early posttraumatic period at the Rehabilitation Clinic at Konstancin. 454 of these patients (53%) had unstable injuries. Table 1 presents the level of injury and mechanism of spinal injury. In the analyzed material the isolated fractures of the vertebrae were mainly of a compression form (84%), while the injury to the intervertebral space was mainly through a flexion mechanism (78%). Unstable injuries most frequently involved the C6–C7 intervertebral space.
KeywordsSpinal Cord Injury Cervical Spine Neurological Improvement Intervertebral Space Lower Cervical Spine
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