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Spinal boards or vacuum mattresses for immobilisation
  1. Muhammad Ahmad,
  2. John Butler
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Kevin Mackway-Jones, Consultant (kevin.mackway-jones{at}

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Clinical scenario

A 60 year old man was involved in a road traffic accident at high speed. He was complaining of low back pain at the scene and he was immobilised on a long …

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