The prevalence of congenital cervical spinal stenosis in 262 college and high school football players.

M. G. Smith, S Marcus Fulcher, J. Shanklin, E. D. Tillett

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Pavlov's ratio is a commonly utilized method for evaluating athletes for cervical stenosis. We evaluated the lateral cervical spine film and determined Pavlov's ratio for 262 college and high school football players. Twenty (7.6%) of these athletes had radiographic evidence of congenital cervical stenosis according to this method. The condition may be more common than expected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


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