There is a reason why seat belt use is important. Don’t let this devastating injury happen to anyone. Ever.
Hint: Look at the arrow.
• 18 y/o girl
• High-energy MVC, not wearing seat belt, thrown from car
• Severe back pain, with complete #paraplegia & anesthesia of lower extremities
• Stable vital signs, no palpable deformity
“Wear your seatbelt.”
Image courtesy of https://imgur.com/gallery/0mJxp1s.