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South African Medical Journal

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Cervical spine fracture in a boxer a rare but important sporting injury

S.D. Strano, A.D. Marais

Abstract


Cervical vertebral injuries are rare in boxing. The case of an adult boxer with an isolated vertical fracture of the anterior arch of the atlas is described. The mechanism of injury, clinical presentation, complications and treatment are discussed. Measures to prevent head and neck injury in boxing are discussed.




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