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SET T0033 - Emergency Department - Spine Trauma

CASE 1

HISTORY

Male. Age 23. Builder.

Fell from a ladder. Lower back pain. Unable to move due to intense pain.

On examination: tenderness at the thoraco-lumbar junction.

QUESTION

What are your observations and conclusions?

ANSWER

CASE 2

HISTORY

Female. Age 25. Road Traffic Accident (RTA).

Painful neck. Tenderness in the mid cervicle spine. No abnormal neurological findings.

QUESTION

Any evidence of a fracture and/or a subluxation?

ANSWER

CASE 3

HISTORY

Male. Age 82.

Slipped on a wet floor. Subsequently complaining of neck pain. On examination: some tenderness in the upper cervicle spine. 

QUESTION

Normal or abnormal appearances?

ANSWER

CASE 4

HISTORY

Male. Age 28. Fell whilst drunk.

A confusing clinical picture. Unable to obtain an accurate or reliable clinical history and very difficult to assess the clinical signs.

QUESTION

Are these radiographs normal or abnormal?

ANSWER