Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in multiorgan system dysfunction. Previously, SCI portended reduced survival and diminished quality of life. However, with increasing awareness and advances in the management of complications from SCI, individuals are living longer and more satisfying lives. This article summarizes major interventions and advances in the management of patients who have SCI. Fundamental principles of SCI are reviewed by organ system and key points are highlighted.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Nov 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation