Cervical Spine Injuries: Free CME QuizCervical Spine Injuries CME Quiz courtesy of Med-Challenger Online Medical Education
This week's Med-Challenger free CME quiz - Cervical Spine Injuries - the quick quiz covers spinal imaging criteria used in pediatric patients, the importance of understanding the mechanism of injury to determine the likely stability of the injury, the appropriate trauma cervical spine imaging in the pregnant patient, and the determination of stability of spinal fractures using the 3-column method of Denis.
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Here's this week's sample CME board review question on Cervical Spine Injuries:
A 20-year-old woman experiences a spinal fracture.
Determining the stability of the fracture is key to management.
Admittedly, however, this can become a complex question.
One practical principle is the 3-column theory of Denis, where a violation beyond one column renders the fracture unstable.
Which of the following divisions into 3 segments (including the associated ligaments) is correct?
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