Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2020 , Vol 30 , Num 3
Introduction to Subaxial Cervical Trauma; Epidemiology, Injury Mechanisms, Classification and Evaluation of Instability
1Selçuk Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
2Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye
Anatomically, subaxial cervical spine trauma consists of injuries from C3 to C7. When the cervical vertebrae are evaluated anatomically, the subaxial cervical vertebrae are more similar to each other. Lower cervical trauma is a common condition among all cervical traumas and special care is required to diagnose it at the time of evaluation. Today, evaluation for subaxial cervical injury has taken its place as a routine procedure in patients admitted to the hospital with trauma once stable hemodynamics has been achieved. Knowing the mechanism of injury in spinal trauma is actually the first stage of understanding the pathology and planning the treatment The Cervical Spine Injuries Classification System (SLIC), which is one of the many classifications used to evaluate lower cervical trauma, is valuable in terms of guiding the treatment while evaluating instability. The purpose of this article is to evaluate subaxial traumas under the headings of epidemiology, injury mechanisms, classification, and assessment of instability. Anahtar Kelimeler : Subaxial cervical spine trauma, Epidemiology, Classification