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Thermographic diagnosis of whiplash injury with/without radiculopathy

Authors
 Ho Yeol Zhang  ;  Bo Young Cho  ;  Han Sung Kim  ;  Yong Eun Cho 
Citation
 Key Engineering Materials, Vol.321~323 : 845-848, 2006 
Journal Title
 Key Engineering Materials 
ISSN
 1013-9826 
Issue Date
2006
Keywords
IR Thermography ; Pain Chart ; Whiplash Injury
Abstract
Whiplash injury is produced by the hyperextension of the neck followed by flexion. These patients have no abnormality in radiologic evaluation. We collected 39 patients and divided into two groups; Group 1 (neck pain without radiculopathy) and Group 2 (neck pain with radiculopathy). Thermal differences at neck and arm were checked with IR thermography. 1 patient was taken the IR thermography periodically until recovery from his symptom. Group 1 showed that subjective painful area on the neck was changed to hyperthermic, but the arm temperature was normal. Group 2 showed that subjective painful area on the neck was changed to hyperthermic, and painful arm was changed hyperthermic, which can be differentiated from hypothermic change in cervical disc herniation patients. Thermal differences were gradually reduced with the same consequence of the patient’s symptom recovery. IR thermography can be used to diagnose the whiplash injury and also to determine a symptom recovery. It is possible to differentiate the whiplash injury with radiculopathy and pre-existing cervical disc disease.
Full Text
http://www.scientific.net/KEM.321-323.845
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.321-323.845
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Neurosurgery (신경외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Cho, Yong Eun(조용은) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9815-2720
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/111099
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