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Bubba Wilson has some questions about the NATA position statement and seeks clarification and understanding. Few injuries are as scary as spinal cord ones. To ensure we are following best practices and understand why we are doing what is recommended we have some experts give insight and explanation.
Number one determining factor is time under pressure. Get the athlete to a level 1 trauma center to reduce pressure on the spinal cord.
We also seek to discuss some of the practical ways to implement these skills into the secondary setting.
Dr. Mark Prasarn is the spine consultant for the Houston Texans and University of Houston. Some of his research has helped shape the way spine injuries are managed.
Dr. MaryBeth Horodyski is a professor and resident research coordinator at University of Florida.
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