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Journal Review

Cervical Spine Evaluation and Clearance in the Intoxicated Patient

Filed Under: Tags: , , , August 23rd, 2018 Leave a Comment

Alcohol and drug intoxication is common in trauma patients and a significant proportion of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries occur in patients with intoxication. A standard approach to both intoxicated and sober patients with suspected c-spine injury in many trauma centers includes the placement of a rigid cervical collar for spinal immobilization until the c-spine can be “cleared.”  Even after a negative CT,
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