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Unstable C1 fracture

Charley1994CCharley1994 Posts: 1
edited 06/09/2015 - 12:36 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi, hope this is the correct place to post.

I Was involved in a RTA on 6th April 2015 and had several injuries but main one was my unstable c1 fracture. Luckily I had no nerve damage and the doctors was out in a aspen hard collar.

Weirdly, I was discharged 2 weeks after my accident (1week was spent in a induced coma due to a haemorrhage on my brain and rising pressure etc) with no follow up appointments for my neck, was only after my own accord of taking myself up to the hospital and pestering the ward nurses I finally managed to get one, 13 weeks post accident.

I was just wondering if any one else has spent this long in a aspen collar?

Also, has any experienced hair loss on the back of your head due to the collar rubbing? I've just seen my local gp about (who had no idea of my accident as the hospital hadn't write anything in relation to my head or neck injuries on the discharge letter) who is referring me to a dermatologist at my local hospital (not the same one Where I was a trauma in paitent or spent the two weeks) but in the meantime was wondering if anyone else experienced this?


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    edited 06/09/2015 - 5:21 PM

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