The Efficacy of Non-Operative and Operative Intervention in Regards to Motor Recovery in the Setting of Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Rahimi-Movaghar, Vafa, Vaccaro, Alexander R., Mohammadi, Mehdi, Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
Objective: An assessment of nonoperative and operative intervention in regards to neurological improvement following traumatic closed cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI).
Method: A retrospective evaluation of a cohort of patients with a CSCI from C3 to T1 was reviewed. The analysis included a total of 13 eligible patients. The neurologic and functional outcomes were recorded from the acute hospital admission to the most recent follow-up. Data included patients' age; level of injury, neurologic exam according to the Frankel grading system, the performance of surgery, the mechanism and timing of the CSCI decompression, and motor index score (MIS).
Results: Ninety-two percent …
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Publication information: Article title: The Efficacy of Non-Operative and Operative Intervention in Regards to Motor Recovery in the Setting of Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. Contributors: Rahimi-Movaghar, Vafa - Author, Vaccaro, Alexander R. - Author, Mohammadi, Mehdi - Author. Journal title: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry. Volume: 4. Issue: 4 Publication date: Fall 2009. Page number: 131+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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