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Shallow-water diving injuries are endemic in South Africa. They have catastrophic neurological sequelae in the younger population, at tremendous personal cost and a burden to society, medical service providers and social support structures. The management requires intensive resources in the acute and rehabilitation phases. Divingrelated cervical injuries, often leading to quadriplegia and death, constitute a subgroup of cervical spine injuries. We studied divingrelated cervical spine injuriesdoi:10.7196/samj.3712 fatcat:klccdd4ajfbovb7mqbjkatgbem