COMBINING THE ANTERIOR, MIDDLE AND POSTERIOR COLUMNS IN AIRWAY ASSESSMENT
Importantly, when anterior, middle and posterior columns test are all included in the assessment, the correlation with difficult intubation is closest (6,9,10).
By integrating common tests reflecting the anterior, middle and posterior columns within the model, the practitioner may be better positioned to understand the complexity of direct laryngoscopy in both normal and difficult airway scenarios.
Fracture patterns were transverse in 5 (1 males and 4 females); posterior wall in 3 (1 male and 2 females); posterior column and wall in 1 (a female); one transverse and posterior wall (a female); and 1 with associated femoral neck fracture.
Letournel and Judet as well as Matta attributed unfavorable outcomes of anterior and posterior wall as well as posterior column fractures to elderly osteoporotic bone.