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Don't twist my child's head off: iatrogenic cervical dislocation

PainSci » bibliography » Casey et al 1995
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PainSci notes on Casey 1995:

It’s probably less of a problem than popularly believed, because muscles aren’t truly or completely “paralyzed” under anaesthesia (see Muscles at Rest). Nevertheless, “extreme care must be taken in the positioning of the anaesthetised and paralysed child where the normal protection from cervical musculature is lost: extremes of neck rotation in children are dangerous.”

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