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Missed cervical spine fracture-dislocations prior to manipulation: A review of three cases

August 15, 2014

Three cases of patients with fracture-dislocations of their cervical spines following forced flexion injuries are presented. All received cervical manipulation without proper clinical and radiographic evaluation. These cases stress the importance of a thorough examination prior to the application of manipulative therapy.BR (JCCA 1986; 30(2):69-75) Key Words: fracture, cervical spine, diagnosis, manipulation On présente trois

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Missed C1 posterior arch fracture: a case report

August 12, 2014

A case of C1 posterior arch fracture following a fall is presented. The need to perform a thorough history and examination, regardless of previous examination findings, is emphasized. This is especially true when there is a history of recent trauma. A brief discussion of the characteristics and management of C1 fractures follows. (JCCA 1990; 34(1):27-29)

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Hip and buttock pain due to occult pelvic fractures: a case report

July 09, 2014

Pelvic fractures are a relatively uncommon presentation to a chiropractic office. A case is presented of pelvic fractures following a motor vehicle accident that initially went undetected despite a set of lumbar spine and pelvic radiographs. The condition was only discovered when the patient continued to suffer hip and buttock pain that was not improving

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Spinal manipulation in a case of sacral fracture: presentation in a chiropractic office

July 08, 2014

A case is presented involving the successful management of symptoms following a sacral fracture. Treatment was primarily comprised of sacroiliac joint manipulation. The importance of accurate diagnosis, realistic risk/benefit assessment, and appropriate treatment is emphasized in considering contraindications of spinal manipulative therapy. (JCCA 1996; 40(3):145-149) Key Words: chiropractic, fracture, manipulation, contraindication. Il s’agit d’un cas

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Tuning fork test utilization in detection of fractures: a review of the literature

July 04, 2014

A review of the literature was conducted to find relevant publications on the validity, reliability and utilization of the tuning fork test in detection of stress and simple fractures. Medline 1966-1998, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) 1982-1997, Science Citation Index 1961-1997, Index to chiropractic literature 1980-1998 and Chiropractic Research Archives Collection

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