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Acute Neck Injury

by Charles Vega, MD
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    The lecture Acute Neck Injury by Charles Vega, MD is from the course Acute Care.


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    1. X-ray and full neurological physical examination
    2. Full neurological physical exam and X-ray only if the exam is positive for neurologic deficits
    3. Range of motion and palpation physical examination is usually sufficient
    4. Range of motion examination and X-ray only if the exam is positive for reduced motion
    5. Obtain a detailed history of injury and obtain an X-ray only if reported history of torsion mechanism
    1. Reproduction of radiculopathy when the examiner flexes the patient's neck on the ipsilateral side of symptoms and applies gentle downward pressure
    2. Reproduction of radiculopathy when the examiner flexes the patient's neck on the contralateral side of symptoms and applies gentle downward pressure
    3. Reproduction of neck pain when the examiner flexes the patient's neck on the ipsilateral side of symptoms and applys gentle upward traction
    4. Reproduction of neck pain when examiner flexes the patient's neck on the contralateral side of symptoms and applies gentle downward pressure
    5. Reproduction of radiculopathy when examiner flexes the patient's neck on the ipsilateral side of symptoms and applies gentle upward traction
    1. No abnormalities
    2. Evidence of muscular swelling
    3. Evidence of inflammatory fluid around neck tendons
    4. Hairline fracture on spinal facets
    5. Reduction of disc space between C7-T1 segment

    Author of lecture Acute Neck Injury

     Charles Vega, MD

    Charles Vega, MD


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