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this and that

krin135 at aol.com krin135 at aol.com
Mon Oct 10 03:06:50 BST 2005

-----Original Message-----
From: DocRickFry at aol.com
To: trauma-list at trauma.org
Sent: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 20:08:11 EDT
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  exam 
does that!

To be more precise, the absence of tenderness on exam by experienced hands and 
in the absence of distracting injuries or altered mental status provides proper
cervical spine clearance.

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