25-year-old male is brought in by ambulance. After a high speed MVA in a stolen car, he attempted to run from the police.
Cervical Spine Fractures
Cervical Spine Assessment; controversial issue; 5-10% of severe TBI have an associated unstable cervical fracture
Airway and Cervical Spine Injury. about 30% of trauma patients (depending on the study) require intubation <30 minutes of arrival in ED. airway management must take into account the risk of coexistent cervical spine injury, the mantra being "airway management with cervical spine stabilisation"