C spine injury

Most cervical fractures occur predominantly at 2 levels
  • One Third of fractures occur at C2
  • One half of fractures occur at C6/C7
Canadian C spine rules 

Dangerous mechanisms
  • A fall from a height of at least a metre or five stairs.
  • An axial load to the head, e.g. during diving.
  • A motor vehicle collision at high speed (>100 km/h) or with rollover or ejection.
  • A collision involving a motorised recreational vehicle.
  • A bicycle collision.

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