Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury

Oh, once again, Homer is correct! Physics does matter. As does Anatomy and Physiology with respect to caring for children. We’ve previously discussed how these aspects have significance when evaluating ill and injured children (ex, Thoracic Trauma, Abdominal Trauma), but a recent post on the hazards of children sitting in the front seat of cars has brought to mind another condition that warrants specific consideration Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury. With adults it is relatively straight forward; apply your favorite validated screening tool and if your patient needs imaging, obtain a CT. With children, it isn’t as “simple.” Fortunately, my friend … Continue reading Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury