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2022 May 25

Pediatr Emerg Care

The Fate of the Cervical Collar: An Observational Pilot Study Investigating Follow-up Care After Emergency Department Discharge in Children With Mild Traumatic Neck Injuries.


After evaluation and treatment of minor traumatic cervical spine injury (CSI), many children are discharged home in a rigid cervical orthosis (RCO). This study investigated their adherence to RCO treatment recommendations. The feasibility of telehealth cervical spine clearance was also explored.