Short-Term Outcomes Of Subaxial Cervical Injuries

Online since 9 March 2023, updated 396 days ago

About this trial

The subaxial cervical spine consists of levels C3 through C7 and includes both the bony anatomy as well as the ligamentous anatomy. Injuries to the subaxial cervical spine can be bony, discoligamentou...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
All ages
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    Initially, all patients with subaxial cervical spine fractures require immobilization in a rigid cervical orthosis (2). Patients receiving conservative treatment are often prescribed a rigid cervical or cervicothoracic orthosis for 6 to 12 weeks with regular follow-up and interval radiographs to assess alignment. Patients with fractures deemed unstable or neurologic compromise should undergo decompression and stabilization. Intervention within 24 hours of injury leads to better improvement in ASIA scores (3). The recent AO Spine Subaxial Classification system relies essentially on MSCT evaluation (Reference). However, MRI is superior to CT scans for evaluating the spinal cord, nerve roots, disc, and ligamentous structures in the cervical spine (4). Even though we receive and treat a large number of patients with various subaxial cervical injuries in Assiut University Hospital each year, there is no consensus about the best treatment options and uncertainty about the outcome of these treatments. In this study, we will assess the short-term outcomes of all patients with subaxial cervical fractures who will be admitted to our center regardless of the neurological status or treatment type used. We will also create a detailed prospective database to be used for another later study on the long-term outcome

    Potential benefits

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 10 Mar 2022
    • Organisation
    • Assiut University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 10 Mar 2022
    • Organisation
    • Assiut University

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more