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Posterior Interosseous Nerve Entrapment

Basics Description PINS occurs when muscles innervated by the posterior interosseous nerve are affected secondary to entrapment of the posterior interosseous nerve by 1 of several structures. The related, but separate, radial tunnel syndrome is characterized by pain and weakness on the lateral side of the elbow after activities with forceful elbow extension or […]

Neck Pain

Basics Description In adults: Common Usually secondary to degenerative disc disease and arthritis In children and adolescents: Less common When it does occur, the pain often is secondary to a neoplasm or infection. Neck pain also occurs after trauma and is extremely common after motor vehicle accidents. General Prevention No definite methods of prevention […]

Cervical Spine Trauma: Dislocation and Subluxation

Basics Description 11,000 cases annually require surgery. Average hospital stay: 9.4 days ; a prolonged stay partly attributable to delay in diagnosing vertebral injuries (frequently missed) Careful trauma-patient evaluation, increased understanding of injury patterns, and advanced imaging and treatment have decreased the morbidity and mortality associated with spinal column injuries . Classification: The Denis […]

Whiplash Injury

WHAT IS WHIPLASH INJURY?

Whiplash injury occurs when there is a sudden jolt to the head and neck for example in a car accident, which causes either a forward, backward, or sideways movement of the head that is beyond the normal range of motion.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

The most common cause for whiplash is […]