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Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2011 Jul;24(7):613-5.

[Current study and research progress of whiplash injury of cervical vertebrae].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics, the Changzheng Hospital Affiliated to the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200003, China. mythvox@163.com

Abstract

Whiplash injury is a common injures in our daily lives, but the mechanism of it and the best treatment is largely unknown. The development of chronic pain and disability following whiplash injury is not uncommon and results in substantial social and economic costs. Clinical manifestation and recovery time are difference, which make it difficult for doctor diagnosis and treatment. The current study have shown that the social class, severity of collision, compensation and lawsuit, physical and psychological factors were relevant predictors for the outcome of whiplash. This article is try to overview the status quo of the whiplash injury.

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