Section 3: Sports Injuries

Spinal Injuries

  • Assess the likelihood of a spinal injury from the mechanism of injury (MOI) and sport the athlete is participating in-they are more common in sports at height or with speed
  • Look for clues from the scene/environment that may have caused a suspected spinal injury
  • Assess the casualty for signs and symptoms of a spinal injury
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