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Spinal fractures associated with ejection from jet aircraft: two case reports and a review.
  1. M R James
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency, Lincoln County Hospital, England.


    Virtually any A&E department in the UK may see aircrew who have ejected. The case histories of two pilots who ejected and sustained spinal fractures are presented. Both had minimal back symptoms and walked from the site of landing. All ejectees should be considered to have a spinal fracture until proven otherwise radiographically. Other injuries that these patients may sustain during ejection are also discussed.

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