Acute spinal cord injury: Current concepts

B. A. Green, R. A. Callahan, K. J. Klose, J. De La Torre

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Optimal treatment of acute spinal cord damage requires an effective emergency medical service at the scene of injury coorinated with a hospital-based multidisciplinary team of physicians and allied health professionals. A detailed protocol oulines the steps required for evaluation, supportive therapy and stabilization. Emphasis is placed on team work with equalattention directed to nervous tissue and spinal column lesions. Laboratory and clinical investigations regarding spinal cordinjury are directed toward epidemiology, anti-inflammatory agents, biomechanics, physical therapy and reconstructive surgry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-135
Number of pages11
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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