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Whiplash: Most Common Injury

Whiplash Most Common Injury


In a recent paper published by Yadla, Ratliff, & Harrop, (2008), the authors state, “Whiplash is the most common injury associated with motor vehicle accidents, affecting up to 83% of patients involved in collisions, and is a common cause of chronic disability” (p. 65). When evaluating the client that is injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, the authors state, “The diagnosis of whiplash remains clinical” (Yadla et al., p. 66). They go on to state that injury is most often not identified radiographically in the acute phase” (Yadla et al., p. 66). This simply means that working with qualified clinicians that understand the nuances of clinical symptoms associated with whiplash disorder is imperative. Since whiplash is the most common injury associated with motor vehicle accidents, correlating bodily injury to causality and persistent functional loss requires accurate and in-depth clinical workup and reporting.




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Reference:

Yadla, S., Ratliff, J. K., & Harrop, J. S. (2008). Whiplash: Diagnosis, treatment, and associated injuries. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 1(1), 65-68.

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