Babji Syam Kumar Injeti1, Srinivasa Rao Chanda2, Murthy V. V. S. Kesanakurthi3, Seshadri Sekhar Duttaluru4, Sridhar Amalakanti5
There is currently little reliable information regarding traumatic cervical spine injury patterns after trauma in India. This study was designed to accurately assess spectrum, and distribution of cervical spine injury after trauma.
METHODS We enrolled all patients with traumatic cervical spine injuries presenting to the Dept. of Neurosurgery, GGH, Guntur, India. Injury status was determined by review of all radiographic studies obtained on each patient.
A total number of 88 patients with TCSI were studied during the stipulated time period of 2 years. The majority of injuries were due to RTA reaching 55 (64%). This was followed by 29 (32%) due to fall from height and 4% were due to assault injuries. 43 (48%) of the injuries were at C 5/6 level. In the postoperative period, there were no complications of graft retropulsion, telescoping of graft or implant migration.
Our study at a tertiary referral centre in a developing country shows that men between 30- 50 years are prone to TCSI due to RTA.