What are the tests for neck fracture?

Radiologic. Diagnosis of neck fracture starts with plain spine x-rays. If DX is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind, including malignancies), then further imaging is required, such as ct, mri, bone scan, pet scan. These decisions must be made by the diagnostician involved.

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How are neck fracture and disability related?

A neck fracture will. Cause restrictions of activities until healed and may or may not lead to physical impairments based on how it heals and whether there was any permanent neurologic injury that may or may not lead to a disability. Read more...

What's the recovery time from a neck fracture?

Varies on age ... This varies in terms of patient age, type of fracture , method of treatment, underlying issues like smoking as well as several metabolic diseases and if more than one level ---on average in an adult 12 to 16 weeks. But this does not mean full release to all activities or sports. Read more...

Is there more than one good way to treat neck fracture?

Yes there are? It depend on the kind of the fractures, some we treat by collar, some we treat with halo fixed to the skull, some we apply traction on them to get them corrected and some we have surgery on. Good luck thank you. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Neck fracture?

A neck fracture- -can vary from relatively minor 2 serious. A clay shoveler's Fx is avulsion of the tip of a spinous process, painful not Sirius. CS body Fx can be a compression but not unstable , & a CS Fx that includes the posterior elements can B very unstable & srius. There R many in between theses extremes. The more severe R traumatic injuries, usually high energy as MVA's, or fall from height. All need eval. Read more...

What are the presenting symptoms following neck fracture?

Neck fracture. The symptoms can range from localized pain to quadriplegia. It depends on the fracture and if it affects the spinal cord. Sometimes a person may get some pain radiating from the point of injury. If there is spinal cord damage the injury may be incomplete or complete. Read more...