Acute management of traumatic cervical spinal cord injury

Alexander E. Ropper, Matthew T. Neal, Nicholas Theodore

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Abstract

Patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury present complex clinical challenges. These injuries may result in motor and sensory deficits and also in cardiovascular and respiratory perturbations. Increased attention to critical care support has led to improved survival and recovery in many patients. The methods and technology used to diagnose and classify these injuries as well as medical and surgical treatments have evolved significantly in recent decades. We review important aspects of the diagnosis and acute care of patients with traumatic cervical spinal cord injuries, emphasising the recent evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-272
Number of pages7
JournalPractical Neurology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 8 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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