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Spinal Injury

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Which of the following regarding cervical whiplash injury is wrong (AIIMS May 2011)



A Usually occurs when the neck is suddenly jerked into hyperextension.

B It is likely that the anterior longitudinal ligament is strained or torn and discs may be damaged.

C Complaints may be pain and stiffness which may be quite intractable and take up to a year to resolve.

D Usually occurs when the neck is suddenly compressed as a load failing on the head.

Ans. D

Usually occurs when the neck is suddenly compressed as a load fail­ing on the head

Usually this follows a rear end collision. The body is thrown forward and the head jerked backward.

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