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Paediatric Spine – Case of the week – March 2019 FRCS Tr&Orth

A 3 year old patient was brought in by ambulance following a road traffic collision.  He was placed on spine board and the neck was immobilised.

Describe what you see?

If a paediatric spine board was not available, how else would suggest the child could be positioned?

8 year old boy presenting with an acute torticollis after an injury to the neck sustained whilst play fighting with siblings.

X-rays and CT scan were performed. Tell me what you see.

Which anatomical structures provide atlantoaxial stability?

Are you aware of any classifications for this type of injury?

What are your management options?


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