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The Canadian C-Spine Rule for Radiography in Trauma Patients

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

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Description:

The Canadian C-Spine Rule can be used in alert and stable trauma patients with possible injury to the cervical spine to determine if neck radiographs are necessary. This can hopefully reduce unnecessary X-rays without compromising patient care. The authors are from multiple Emergency Departments in Canada.

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