Procedure, part 2
With the coordinated movement of the rescue team the victim is carefully rolled on his side while the head and neck are supported and kept in alignment. Paying proper attention to the care of an injured victim can help prevent additional spinal cord injury.
Update Date 4/16/2013
Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.