Chapter 30. Neck Injuries

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Marcia L. Edmonds MD, MSc Staff Physician1 and
  2. Robert Brison MD, MPH, MSc, FRCPC Professor2

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch30

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Edmonds, M. L. and Brison, R. (2008) Neck Injuries, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch30

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • neck injuries;
  • MEDLINE and EMBASE: cervical vertebrae/injuries AND epidemiology AND risk factors;
  • inter-rater reliability for predictors from clinical examination;
  • National Emergency X-ray Utilization Study (NEXUS) low-risk criteria;
  • advanced trauma life support (ATLS) guidelines;
  • treatment options for dealing with patients with non-fracture and soft tissue injuries of neck


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References