Spinal injuries in contact sports.


Journal Article (Review)

Contact and collision sports such as American football expose the athlete to a wide array of potential injuries. Knee injuries garner much of the attention, but spinal injuries are potentially catastrophic and all levels of medical coverage of football must be knowledgeable and prepared to attend to an athlete with a neck injury. Of the other possible spinal conditions, some resolve on their own, others might require conservative therapy, and still others might require surgical intervention. The spectrum of potential injury is wide, yet the medical team must practice and prepare to treat the possible catastrophic neck injury.

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Cited Authors

  • Wilson, JB; Zarzour, R; Moorman, CT

Published Date

  • February 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 50 - 55

PubMed ID

  • 16483517

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16483517

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-8918

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1537-890X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.csmr.0000306519.09925.97


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