An evaluation of forty-five athletes who had had an episode of transient neurapraxia of the cervical spinal cord revealed a consistent finding of developmental narrowing of the cervical spinal canal.
The purpose of the present epidemiological study was to determine the relationship, if any, between a developmentally narrowed cervical canal and reversible and irreversible injury of the cervical cord with use of various cohorts of football players as well as a large control group.
Cohort I comprised college football players who were asymptomatic and had no known history of transient neurapraxia of the cervical cord.
Cohort II consisted of professional football players who also were asymptomatic and had no known history of transient neurapraxia of the cervical cord.
Cohort III was a group of high-school, college, and professional football players who had had at least one episode of transient neurapraxia of the cervical cord.
Cohort IV comprised individuals who were permanently quadriplegic as a result of an injury while playing high-school or college football.
Cohort V consisted of a control group of male subjects who were non-athletes and had no history of a major injury of the cervical spine, an episode of transient neurapraxia, or neurological symptoms. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Nerf périphérique pathologie, Traumatisme, Moelle épinière cervicale, Homme, Football américain, Sport, Rétrécissement, Canal rachidien, Résultat, Epidémiologie, Rachis cervical, Système nerveux pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Peripheral nerve disease, Trauma, Cervical spinal cord, Human, Football, Sport, Narrowing, Vertebral canal, Result, Epidemiology, Cervical spine, Nervous system diseases, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0464726
Code Inist : 002B17A08. Création : 10/04/1997.