Cervical Spine Injuries

Cervical Spine Injuries - ↓ ROM& strength Brachial...

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Cervical Spine Injuries
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Anatomy Bones: 7 vertebrae lordotic curve
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Anatomy cont’d Muscles: trapezius levator scapula deep extensors & rotators
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Anatomy cont’d Nerves 8 cervical nerves Discs
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Motions Flexion Extension Side bend Rotation Shoulder: F, E, Ab, Ad, Elbow: F, E, Wrist/ hand: Fl, Ext,
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Injuries Neurological injury to ___________ Non-neurological Fractures strains sprains contusions
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Soft-tissue Injuries Strains, sprains, contusions MOI: Varies but usually not _________________ S/S: vary, but no _______________________, _________________________________________ tx: STP misc:
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Brachial Plexus “Stingers/ Burners” MOI: Stretching or compression of __________________ s/s: pain (__________), numbness/ tingling/ burning of _________,
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Unformatted text preview: ↓ ROM & strength Brachial Plexus • tx: – ice, refer – rehab program • misc: – may return when asymptomatic – can cause permanent damage Spinal Cord Injury • MOI: – Usually ___________ – Can occur w/ any extreme motion • s/s: – _________________ MOI Spinal Cord Injury • tx: – ABC’s – Stabilize – 911 – Do NOT ______________ • misc: – anyone found unconscious is treated as if __________ _____________________ _ – s/s may go away (contusion) Neuro Injury - What to do? • Remain calm & calm the athlete • Do not move the athlete unless ______________ • Call EMS • Be prepared for rescue breathing, CPR, vomiting while monitoring the vitals • Log-roll and immobilize when EMS arrives...
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course KIN 312 taught by Professor Downey during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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Cervical Spine Injuries - ↓ ROM& strength Brachial...

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