Dr. Ed Kornel speaks on typical injuries from train wreck
Metro North passenger train derailed Sunday, 12/1/13.
Ezriel (Ed) Kornel, MD, FACS, Neurosurgeon and a Director of The Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY, talks about the typical injuries that can occur in such a traumatic accident.
There are a number of injuries that may occur as a result of people being thrown around in such an accident, and not wearing seatbelts. The spine is particularly susceptible to injury in such an event, especially the neck and spine.
Spinal cord and spinal injuries are common, such as a dislocation of the spine such that the joints jump over each other or there is a fracture.
When a person is thrown up and lands hard on their back there can be compression of the middle and / or lower part of the spine.
Pelvic injuries are also possible, especially for someone caught under a train.
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