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Acute Disposition of Neck Injuries

Cooper, Leslie MD

Current Sports Medicine Reports: February 2005 - Volume 4 - Issue 1 - p 24–26
doi: 10.1097/01.CSMR.0000306067.14026.3e

Neck injuries can be some of the most serious and anxiety-producing injuries that occur during sporting events. It is important for the team physician to be prepared for the care of these injuries and be able to identify some of the more serious injuries. Proper care of these injuries can be life saving and prevent further injury and permanent disability. This article reviews the principles of management and latest evidence for acute neck injuries.

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© 2005 American College of Sports Medicine