An 80yo male is brought in by ambulance following an MVA where he rear-ended another vehicle while driving at 50km/hr.
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), the now more generally accepted name for Forestier disease; is a poorly understood, systemic condition characterised by progressive calcification and ossification of ligaments and entheses
Jacques Forestier (1890-1978) was a French physician and rheumatologist
Spinal Imaging: CT is the best way to image the spine for bony injuries (will miss 6% of discoligamentous injuries). If suspected soft tissue or spinal cord injury -> patient requires an MRI