Spinal immobilisation for trauma patients

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There is no evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the effectiveness of spinal mobilisations on neurological injury, spinal stability, mortality and adverse effects in trauma patients.

Spinal immobilisation encompasses the use of various devices and strategies aimed at stabilising the spinal cord following trauma with the aim of preventing damage to the spinal cord. This review assessed the effectiveness of various spinal cord immobilisations (including no immobilisation as a comparator) on patient outcomes such as neurological injury, spinal stability, mortality and adverse effects.

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