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Spinal Injury

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All the following are indications for surgical intervention in a case of spinal trauma with an unstable injury of the vertebral column except



A Partial neurological deficit with CT or MRI proven compromise of the spinal canal.

B Partial improvement of the neurological deficit while on conservative management.

C Multiply injured patient

D For the purpose of nursing care.

Ans. B

Partial improvement of the neurological deficit while on conservative management

Surgical intervention is required when the deficit worsens while on con­servative management. Surgical stabilization is also helpful for the pur­pose of nursing care.

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