A.L.L. failure in “Whiplash”

Published August 26, 2015

Here is a study that looked at the anterior longitudinal ligament before and after it gets rear-ended in the cervical spine. Notice how the authors did not simply say this is a whiplash injury? This is a specific injury caused by a whiplash type of event. Are you being thorough enough to evaluate your patients spine to see if this injury did in fact impact his/her spine? Are you measuring flex and ext views and DMXs? These measurements can help you correlate the injury pattern to this specific injury. Contact me with questions. Here is the paper:

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