Spinal Cord Injury: A Comprehensive Review

Fernando Branco, Diana D. Cardenas, Jelena N. Svircev

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-679
Number of pages29
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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