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What four factors may predispose to the development of transient quadriplegia?
Stenosis
Instability
Herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP)
If a patient sustains a traumatic HNP, what is the timing for RTP?
May return when asymptomatic
What are the two contraindications to return to play?
Instability
Neurologic symptoms >36 hours
Does prior transient quadriplegia predict future injury?
No
What are the two key features of spear tackler's spine?
Stenosis
Loss of lordosis
Once spear tackler's spine has been diagnosed, are contact sports allowed
No
What is the most common SCI mechanism in an athlete?
Flexion-compression (burst)
What is an absolute contraindication to contact sports? Example?
Congenital anomalies of upper cervical spine
Example: os odontoideum