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Subaxial cervical trauma - A0

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Glossary

General considerations

Type A0 fractures are very benign. They do not involve any stabilizing structures and are always treated nonoperatively.

Nonoperative (collars)
Main indication Skill Equipment
All A0 fractures Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Indication:

  • Indicated for all A0 fractures
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
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