Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2020 , Vol 30 , Num 3
Conservative Treatment in Cervical Trauma: Traction Techniques and Timing for Surgical Treatment
Burak BAHADIR1,Yusuf Şükrü ÇAĞLAR2
1Ankara Şehir Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahi Kliniği, Bilkent, Ankara, Türkiye
2Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Sıhhiye, Ankara, Türkiye
Cervical traumas constitute 60% of all spinal traumas. The treatment approach has a direct effect on morbidity and mortality. Conservative treatment has become comparable to surgical treatment in this region with the developing technology and new methods. The common goal of both treatment options is to provide a stable and painless spine and achieve the best neurological outcome. The two methods can be combined if necessary. When choosing the treatment method, many factors such as the injury type, neurological examination results, and patient compliance should be considered. Orthoses, traction techniques, and halovest applications form the basis of conservative treatment. The importance of conservative treatment and current practices in cervical traumas are discussed in our review. Clinical and practical information has been shared together with the literature and the developments from the past to present have been explained. Anahtar Kelimeler : Surgery, Conservative, Cervical, Traction, Trauma