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Viva 71 

Viva 71
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Viva 71
Author(s):

Nev Davies

, Will Jackson

, Andrew Price

, Jonathan Rees

, and Chris Lavy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199647095.003.0071
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date: 05 December 2020

Viva 71 shows a 67-year-old man who has fallen onto his face and presents with an abnormal neurological examination and neck pain. Describe what shows in the image and the most likely pattern of incomplete cord injury? What are the clinical features of this injury and how should the patient be managed? How do the clinical features of Brown–Sequard syndrome differ? Is there a grading system for cord injury? How is motor strength graded and upper extremity myotomes tested? What is spinal shock?

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