LAST CHANCE: X-ray Interpretation: Elbow Injuries - Half price course offer ends this Sunday!

Blunt traumatic neck injury

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Blunt traumatic neck injury is uncommon because it is usually protected by the head, shoulders, and chest. This term is generally used to refer to injuries of the neck besides to cervical spine injuries, which are common. 


Blunt injury to the neck is most commonly from motor vehicle collisions, sport and falls 1,2

Any structure in the neck can be injured but those that more commonly include 1:

See also

Article information

rID: 48557
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

ADVERTISEMENT: Supporters see fewer/no ads

Cases and figures

  • Case 1: thyroid laceration
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 2: laryngeal rupture
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 3: cricoid cartilage fracture
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

     Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

     Thank you for updating your details.