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Question 1: ________ will be ordered to determine the severity and location of the fracture.
X-rayIonizing radiationRadiation therapyNuclear fusion

Question 2: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (known as ________) such as aspirin, or ibuprofen are useful in decreasing swelling and pain.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugAnalgesicDiclofenacCelecoxib

Question 3: A range of manufactured rigid collars are also used, usually comprising a firm plastic bi-valved shell secured with ________ straps and removable padded liner .
ButtonholeVelcroZipperButton

Question 4: CT (________) scans may be ordered to assess for gross abnormalities not visible by regular X-ray.
CT pulmonary angiogramX-ray computed tomographyMedical radiographyMagnetic resonance imaging

Question 5: In the presence of severe head trauma, cervical fracture must be presumed until ruled out. Immobilization is imperative to minimise or prevent further ________.
Traumatic brain injuryEpidural hematomaSpinal cord injuryConcussion

Question 6: In the long term, ________ will be given to build strength in the muscles of the neck to increase stability and better protect the cervical spine.
MassagePhysical therapyNutritionSpeech and language pathology

Question 7: Abnormal movement of bones or pieces of bone can cause ________ resulting in loss of sensation, paralysis, or death.
Spinal cord injuryTraumatic brain injuryEpidural hematomaConcussion

Question 8: There are seven ________ (neck bones) in the human neck, and the fracture of any can be catastrophic.
Thoracic vertebraeCervical vertebraeSacrumAtlas (anatomy)

Question 9: Sports involving violent physical contact carry a risk of cervical fracture, including ________, ice hockey, rugby, and wrestling.
Touch football (American)Gridiron footballArena footballAmerican football
















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