Document Type : Letter to Editor


1 1Neurosurgeon-Critical Care, RED LATINO. Latin American Trauma & Intensive Neuro-Care Organization, Bogota, Colombia

2 Unidad de Cuidados Neurointensivos, Sanatorio Pasteur y Unidad de Terapia Intensiva, Hospital San Juan Bautista, Catamarca, Argentina

3 Department of Neurosurgery, Narayna Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore-524003, Andhra Pradesh, India

4 El Bosque University, RED LATINO. Latin American Trauma & Intensive Neuro-Care Organization, Bogota, Colombia


Trauma patients are at high risk of cervical and associated injuries. The standard protocol includes immobilization of the cervical spine in a polytrauma as it will help to prevent spinal injuries in the prehospital settings. Hard cervical collar (or alternatives) is routinely used until the cervical spine clearance is obtained . In patients with traumatic brain injury avoiding any kind of maneuver may lead to increased intracranial pressure.


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