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Young Boy with Back Pain after Diving Accident


The pain was immediate at T5-6 after he struck his head on the pool bottom. Can you Dx his injury based on the video interview?

An 11-year-old boy went down a pool slide, head first, and struck the back of his head on the pool bottom. He reports he had immediate pain in his back at approx T5-6, but could move all his limbs. C-collar was placed at scene; pain meds given at ED. GSC, 15; vital signs, WNL. Watch this video interview with the patient.

What's your diagnosis?

A. Cervical spine injury
B. Thoracic spine injury
C. Injuries to the thorax or back (eg, myocardial contusion)
D. Back contusion
E. Fracture of the spine
F. Subluxation injury
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