The Surgical Approach to Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries: an Evidence-Based Algorithm Based on the SLIC Classification System.

Nov 16, 2011 by

Dvorak MF, Fisher CG, Fehlings MG, et al.

Spine. 2007; 32: 2620-2629.

PMID: 17978665

This systematic review by an association study group presents decision algorithms for surgical treatment of cervical spine injury. It addresses whether to operate and which approach to use with five flowcharts for different injury categories. This synthesis of the literature on cervical injuries provides a good framework for clinical decision-making.


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