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Major fractures and fracture dislocations do occur in sports. Although discussion of these injuries is beyond the scope of this text, most major fractures are the result of flexion and axial loading. Rotational forces also may cause major fracture dislocations. These fractures include compression and burst fractures, facet fractures, and dislocations as well as extension-type injuries. The majority of these injuries ultimately require surgical intervention for decompression of the spinal cord and bony stabilization (Fig. 15-7). Maintenance of in-line cervical immobilization and support of the airway, breathing, and circulation is critical. Emergency transport to a medical facility with specialists in spine care maximizes the athlete's opportunity for a successful outcome.

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