Multiple cervical spine fractures without neurologic deficit after a helicopter crash: Case report

Kamal Chaudhri, George R. Cybulski*, David T. Pitkethly, Bassal Al Hemsi, Martin C. Johnson

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Abstract

The case of a soldier with multiple cervical fracturesw ith out neurologic deficit sustained after a helico pter crash during Operation Desert Storm is presented. The fractures involved the C2 body and the right facet joint and pedicle of C4. This fracture pattern, in association with lack of neurologic deficit, is the first such case repo rted in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2135-2137
Number of pages3
JournalSpine
Volume18
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 1993

Keywords

  • Aircraft
  • Cervical spine
  • Fracture
  • Spinal injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Chaudhri, K., Cybulski, G. R., Pitkethly, D. T., Al Hemsi, B., & Johnson, M. C. (1993). Multiple cervical spine fractures without neurologic deficit after a helicopter crash: Case report. Spine, 18(14), 2135-2137.