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Rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries

B. Gardner

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012045

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries

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Fragmentation of care is the greatest threat to the treatment of patients with spinal cord injury

Level of injury defines disability

Early care critical to prevent late complications

Tertiary spinal cord injury may occur (e.g. syrinx of the spinal cord)

Complications affect almost all body systems directly or indirectly.

Chapter.  6324 words. 

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Rehabilitation Medicine

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