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What does it mean to have a cervical fracture?

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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Depends on location

Fractures of the cervical spine are the result of severe trauma to the neck and treatment varies with the location of the fracture in the vertebra; the presence or absence of injury to other structures especially the spinal cord.
These need a complete evaluation including cat scans; dynamic films etc before any treatment can be decided.

In brief: Depends on location

Fractures of the cervical spine are the result of severe trauma to the neck and treatment varies with the location of the fracture in the vertebra; the presence or absence of injury to other structures especially the spinal cord.
These need a complete evaluation including cat scans; dynamic films etc before any treatment can be decided.
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
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