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A comparative study of American football helmet removal techniques using a cadaveric model of cervical spine injury.

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A comparative study of American football helmet removal techniques using a cadaveric model of cervical spine injury.

J Miss State Med Assoc. 2011 Apr;52(4):103-5

Authors: Anderson A, Tollefson B, Cohen R, Johnson J, Summers RL

American football is the source of a significant number of cervical spine injuries. Removal of the helmets from these individuals is often problematic and presents a potential for exacerbation of the injury. There are two widely recognized helmet removal techniques that are currently in practice. In this study, the two methods are compared for cervical movement and potential for cord injury to determine their relative efficiency and clinical utility.

PMID: 21678851 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]