oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Back injuries: Fused cervical vertebrae - hazard in rugby and other contact sports
|Article Title||Back injuries: Fused cervical vertebrae - hazard in rugby and other contact sports|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Radiology, and Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, Conradie Hospital, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Feb 2003|
|Pages||15 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||'Klippel-Feil' syndrome, Cineradiography, Congenital abnormalities, Hyperextension injury to neck, Muscular spasm, Neurologic deficit and Orthopaedic collar|
Conditions which decrease the flexibility and normal range of movement of the cervical spine predispose towards spinal and spinal cord trauma. An example is congenital fusion synostosis of two or more vertebrae which has an incidence of 0,4 % to 0,7 % in the normal population.
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