Spinal cord concussion in a professional ice hockey player: Case report

Mark J. Winder, Kelly Brett, R. John Hurlbert

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Abstract

Spinal cord concussion (SCC) is an uncommon injury resulting in transient quadriplegia. The pathophysiology of SCC has been related to underlying spinal canal stenosis in many cases, yet is not always identified. The authors present the case of a professional ice hockey player, without evidence of canal compromise, who sustained an SCC during a regulation game after being struck by a puck in the upper cervical spine. The unusual mechanism of injury is discussed along with a comprehensive review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-680
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ice hockey
  • Neurapraxia
  • Spinal cord concussion
  • Transient quadriplegia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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