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Cervical neck fracture follow up- what to share with orthopedic surgeon about the incident? Could certain factors prevent medication or treatment?

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Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Give him a complete history of your acute injury and history of any previous injuries/trauma and any previous care you may have had and he will complete a thorough history and physical.
If you can get any of your old records prior to the visit including any mris or cat scans and hospital records that you had that would be helpful. Sometimes the office will help facilitate these for you.This should make your visit go a lot easier ; quicker good luck thank you.

In brief: See below

Give him a complete history of your acute injury and history of any previous injuries/trauma and any previous care you may have had and he will complete a thorough history and physical.
If you can get any of your old records prior to the visit including any mris or cat scans and hospital records that you had that would be helpful. Sometimes the office will help facilitate these for you.This should make your visit go a lot easier ; quicker good luck thank you.
Dr. Peter Tomasello
Dr. Peter Tomasello
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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Depends

Importantly, it depends what type of cervical fracture you have.
There are displaced and nondisplaced fractures, stable and unstable fractures. It is important that your neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon be aware of the mechanism of injury in your particular case. Also, knowing your symptomatology; cervical pain versus radicular radiating pain is essential.

In brief: Depends

Importantly, it depends what type of cervical fracture you have.
There are displaced and nondisplaced fractures, stable and unstable fractures. It is important that your neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon be aware of the mechanism of injury in your particular case. Also, knowing your symptomatology; cervical pain versus radicular radiating pain is essential.
Dr. Chaim Colen
Dr. Chaim Colen
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Dr. Zachary Levine
Not all cervical spine fractures require surgery.
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