What Must Be Done For A Neck Fracture?

What Must Be Done For A Neck Fracture?

Although death rates have decreased in traffic accidents due to improved health services and vehicle safety measures, neck fracture rates are still high; especially as the speed of the vehicles have increased – however, airbags have not become compulsory. Similar fractures can also occur in sports accidents such as shallow water diving. These patients usually die at the scene of the accident. As a result of the increase in the number of ambulances and trained medical personnel; by wearing a suitable collar at the spot, most of these patients now have the chance of being operated in hospitals.

In the case of spinal cord or nerve compressions associated with these fractures, the condition of the patient can be worsened. If this is the case, then you have to find an experienced neurosurgeon beside the orthopedicians who treat these fractures. Sometimes patients with severe and fragmented neck fractures in craniovertebral junction, ie. the area that binds the head to the neck, can be operated upon by only a few surgeons. Some operations in this region were done for the first time in the world by me: not the first time for only me, but for the first time in the world…

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