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this and that

Andrew J Bowman sumieb at compuserve.com
Mon Oct 10 01:25:59 BST 2005

So you have a awake and alert patient, has midline tenderness, no peripheral
deficits, normal 3 view plain films and normal CT.

Does that clear the c-spine?  Do you need flexion/extension (passive or

Andrew Bowman

----- Original Message ----- 
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Subject: Re: this and that

> In a message dated 10/9/2005 4:06:58 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> joe.nemeth at staff.mcgill.ca writes:
> YOU  cannot clear the C Spine with a lateral....therefore no removal of
> collar
> till the 3 views are done and  read...
> Again--this does NOT clear the c-spine!  Only absence of tenderness on
> does that!
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