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Patterns of Cothren et al for Cervical Spine Fractures Associated with Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Cothren et al identified cervical spine fracture patterns which justify imaging studies to exclude blunt cerebrovascular injury. Aggressive management can minimize ischemic neurologic events in patients with blunt vascular injury. The authors are from the University of Colorado in Denver.

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