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C-spine clearance

Rowley Cottingham trauma-list@trauma.org
Fri, 25 Apr 2003 06:55 +0100 (BST)

Perhaps the most important reason is that CT is very poor at spotting unstable Grade II peg fractures. 
I like to think I wouldn't want to miss those.

> I'm afraid I still need an answer. If we're dealing
> with a comatose patient that will get a head and
> c-spine CT anyhow, what's the use of getting a plain
> lateral film in the resuscitation area? 
> Yoram
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Best wishes,

Rowley Cottingham