Clearing the Paediatric C-Spine

Excluding a broken neck or a spinal cord injury: can be tricky. We know what to do when there is an obvious bony, ligamentous or cord injury… but do you want to be the one who takes responsibility to give the ‘all clear’? Fortunately, serious injuries to the cervical spine, whether bony, ligamentous, or spinal cord injury, are uncommon in the really young… which is lucky for...

June 2nd, 2011 by colinparker 

Cervical Spine Assessment in Children

Neck Injuries in kids are fortunately quite uncommon, but the assessment of a child with a potential cervical spine injury remains stressful and challenging.  No-one wants to miss a broken neck… Because of the anatomical, physiological and behavioural differences, we can’t just do what we do for adults either. How common is SCIWORA? How aggressively do we need to apply immobilisation...

May 19th, 2011 by colinparker