Imaging of the Cervical Spine > Management > Management (cont.)


Some fractures, such as unilateral facet dislocation, may required skeletal traction and reduction. Physicians should perform these procedures with minimum amont of sedation so that the patient can provide instant neurologic feedback.

High suspicion for cervical fracture should be maintained in all trauma situations because there are no signs of neurologic injury in many cervical fractures. Cervical immobolization is usually achieved by a Philadelphia-type collar or a halo vest.

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