Traumatic spine injuries in the athlete

Sophia Strike, Hamid Hassanzadeh

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As the fourth most common cause of spinal cord injury, sports participation remains an important area of focus in the study of head and neck injuries. Spinal cord injury in the athlete is an important and potentially catastrophic occurrence. Historical developments have led to improved safety; however, these injuries continue to occur. Understanding the pathophysiology as well as keys to initial, on-field, and in-hospital management allows for complete care of these patients. Controversial topics include removal of protective equipment, use of steroids, and hypothermia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrthopaedic Knowledge Update
Subtitle of host publicationSports Medicine 5
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781975123314
ISBN (Print)9781975123246
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Athlete
  • Management of spine injuries
  • Neurapraxia
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Transient quadriparesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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